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Dr. Brolo's Publication List



138. S.J. Van Nest, L.M. Nicholson, L. DeVorkin, A.G. Brolo, J.J. Lum, A. Jirasek 2018, “Raman Spectroscopic Signatures Reveal Distinct Biochemical and Temporal Changes in Irradiated Human Breast Adenocarcinoma Xenografts”, Radiation Research, DOI: -


137. S.A. Camacho, R.G. Sobral-Filho, P.H.B. Aoki, C.J.L. Constantino, A.G. Brolo, 2018, “Zika Immunoassay Based on Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Nanoprobes”,  ACS Sensors, DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.7b00639- Reprint - PDF


136. X.Q. Zhang, W.J. Salcedo, M.M. Rahman, A.G. Brolo, 2018, “Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering from Bowtie Nanoaperture Arrays”, Surface Science, - Reprint - PDF


135. R. G. Sobral-Filho, L. DeVorkin, S. Macpherson, A. Jirasek, J. Lum, A.G. Brolo, 2018, “Ex Vivo Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells from Whole Blood by Direct Nanoparticle Visualization”,  ACS Nano, 12, 1902-1909 - Reprint - PDF


134. C. D. L de Albuquerque, R. G. Sobral Filho, R. J. Poppi, A. G. Brolo, 2018, “A Digital Protocol for Chemical Analysis at Ultra-Low Concentrations by Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering”, Analytical Chemistry, 90, 1248–1254 - Reprint - PDF


133. K. Y. Hong, J. W. Menezes, A. G. Brolo, 2087, “Template-Stripping Fabricated Plasmonic Nanogratings for Chemical Sensing”, Plasmonics,  13, 231-237- Reprint - PDF




132. E. B. Santos, P. Moher, S. Ferlin, A. H. Fostier, I. O. Mazali, K. Telmer & A. G. Brolo, 2017, “Proof of concept for a passive sampler for monitoring of gaseous elemental mercury in artisanal gold mining”, Scientific Reports, 7, Article number: 16513 - Reprint - PDF


131. E.J. Kiefl, R.F. Kiefl, D.P. dos Santos, A.G. Brolo, 2017, “Evaluation of SERS Substrates from Single-Molecule Statistics”, Journal of Physcial Chemistry C, 121 (45), 25487–25493 - Reprint - PDF


130. M. Atighilorestani A. G. Brolo, 2017, “Recessed Gold Nanoring-Ring Microarray Electrodes”,  Analytical Chemistry, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b01943 - Reprint - PDF


129. S. A. Camacho, R. G. Sobral-Filho, P.H.B. Aoki, C.J.L. Constantino, A. G. Brolo, 2017, “Immunoassay quantification using surface-enhanced fluorescence (SEF) tags”, Analyst,142 (15), 2717-2724 - Reprint - PDF


128. M. Atighilorestani A. G. Brolo, 2017, “Comparing the Electrochemical Response of Nanostructured Electrode Arrays”,  Analytical Chemistry, 89 (11), 6129-6135 - Reprint - PDF


127. K. Y. Hong, C.D.L. de Albuquerque, R.J. Poppi,A. G. Brolo, 2017, “Determination of Aqueous Antibiotic Solutions Using SERS Nanogratings”, Analytica Chimica Acta, 982, 148-155,- Reprint - PDF


126. P. H. Wang, M. Theuring, M. Vehse, V. Steenhoff, C. Agert, A. G. Brolo, 2017,“Light trapping in a-Si: H thin film solar cells using silver nanostructures”, AIP Advances 7 (1), 015019 - Reprint - PDF


125. R. G. Sobral-Filho, A. M. Brito-Silva, M. Isabelle, A. Jirasek, J. J. Lum, A. G. Brolo, 2017, “Plasmonic labeling of subcellular compartments in cancer cells: multiplexing with fine-tuned gold and silver nanoshells”, Chemical Science, 8, 3038-3046 - Reprint - PDF


124. K. Y. Hong, A. G. Brolo, 2017, “Polarization-dependent surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) from Microarrays”, Analytica Chimica Acta, - Reprint - PDF



123. H. A. Khorami, P. Wild, A. G Brolo, N. Djilali, 2016, “pH-dependent Response of a Hydrogen Peroxide Sensing Probe”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 237, 113-119 - Reprint - PDF


122. J. P. Monteiro, S. M. Predabon, E. G. Bonafé, A. F. Martins, A. G. Brolo, E. M. Girotto, 2016,“SPR platform based on image acquisition for HER2 antigen detection”, Nanotechnology 28 (4), 045206 - Reprint - PDF


121. M. Atighilorestani, D. P. dos Santos, R. F. V. V. Jaimes, M. M. Rahman, M. L. A. Temperini, A. G. Brolo, 2016, “Electrochemical Control of Light Transmission through Nanohole Electrode Arrays”, ACS Photonics 3 (12), 2375-2382 - Reprint - PDF


120. C. Valsecchi, T. Jones, C. Wang, H. Lochbihler, J. W. Menezes, A. G. Brolo, 2016, “Low-Cost Leukemic Serum Marker Screening Using Large Area Nanohole Arrays on Plastic Substrates”, ACS Sensors 1 (9), 1103-1109 - Reprint - PDF


119. D. P. dos Santos, M. L. A. Temperini, A. G Brolo. 2016, “Single-Molecule Surface-Enhanced (Resonance) Raman Scattering (SE (R) RS) as a Probe for Metal Colloids Aggregation State” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120 (37), 20877-208850 - Repritn - PDF


118. J. P. Monteiro, J. H. de Oliveira, E. Radovanovic, A. G Brolo, E. M. Girotto, 2016, “Microfluidic Plasmonic Biosensor for Breast Cancer Antigen Detection”, Plasmonics, 11 (1), 45-51 - Reprint - PDF


117. M. Atighilorestani, J. W, Menezes, A.G. Brolo, 2016, “Large Area Plasmonic Gold Nanopillar 3-D Electrodes”, Electrochimica Acta 188, 91-97 - Reprint - PDF


116. S.J. Harder, M. Isabelle, L. DeVorkin, J.Smazynski, W. Beckham, A.G.Brolo, A. Jirasek, J. Lum, 2016, “Raman spectroscopy identifies radiation response in human non-small cell lung cancer xenografts”, Scientific Reports, 6, 21006 - Reprint - PDF


115. H. A. Khorami, N. Jacobs, P. Wagner, A. Dyck, P. Wild, A. G. Brolo, N. Djilali, 2016, “Effect of Deposition Conditions on Stability of PB Films at PEMFC's Operating Temperatures and pH”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society 163 (6), B185-B187.

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114. V. O. Santos, I. R. Leite, A. G. Brolo, J. C. Rubim, 2016, “The electrochemical reduction of CO2 on a copper electrode in 1-n-butyl-3-methyl imidazolium tetrafluoroborate (BMI. BF4) monitored by surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)”, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 47, 674–680 - Reprint - PDF




113. Q. Matthews, M. Isabelle, S. J. Harder, J. Smazynski, W. Beckham, A. G. Brolo, J. Lum, A. Jirasek, 2015, “Radiation-induced glycogen accumulation detected by single cell Raman spectroscopy is associated with radioresistance that can be reversed by metformin”, PloS one 10 (8), e0135356


112. J. W. de Menezes, A. Thesing, C.Valsecchi, L. E. G. Armas, A. G. Brolo, 2015, “Improving the performance of gold nanohole array biosensors by controlling the optical collimation conditions”, Applied optics 54 (21), 6502-6507.


111. D. P. dos Santos, M. L. A. Temperini, A. G. Brolo, 2015, “Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering: Principles and Applications for Single-Molecule Detection”, Introduction to Plasmonics, 275-317


110. S. J. Harder, Q. Matthews, M. Isabelle, A. G. Brolo, J. J. Lum, A. Jirasek, 2015, “A Raman spectroscopic study of cell response to clinical doses of ionizing radiation”, Applied spectroscopy 69 (2), 193-204.


109. P. H. Wang, W. J. Salcedo, J. Pichaandi, F.C.J.M. van Veggel, A.G. Brolo, 2015, “Polarization-dependent extraordinary optical transmission from upconversion nanoparticles”, Nanoscale 7 (43), 18250-18258.


108. P. H. Wang, Z.Q. Li, W. J. Salcedo, Z. Sun, S. M. Huang, A. G Brolo, 2015, “Surface plasmon enhanced up-conversion from NaYF 4: Yb/Er/Gd nano-rods”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17 (24), 16170-16177.


107. M. Fan, F. Cheng, C. Wang, Z. Gong, C. Tang, C. Man, A.G. Brolo, 2015, “SERS optrode as a “fishing rod” to direct pre-concentrate analytes from superhydrophobic surfaces”, Chemical Communications 51 (10), 1965-1968.


106. M. Maisonneuve, C. Valsechhi, C. Wang,  A. G. Brolo and M. Meunier, 2015, “Leukemia Marker Deterction Using a Spectro-Polarimetric SPR Platform”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics,  63, 80-85.





105. P. H. Wang, R. E. Nowak, S. Geißendörfer, M. Vehse, N. Reininghaus,O. Sergeev, K. von Maydell, A. G Brolo, C. Agert, 2014, “Cost-effective nanostructured thin-film solar cell with enhanced absorption”, Applied Physics Letters 105 (18), 183106


104. M. Theuring, P.H. Wang, M. Vehse, V. Steenhof, K. von Maydell, C. Agert and A. G. Brolo. 2014, “Comparison of Ag and SiO2 Nanoparticles for Light Trapping Applications in Silicon Thin Film Solar Cell”, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters,  DOI 10.1021/jz501674p


103. A. M. Britto-Silva, R. G. Sobral Filho, H. A. Mejia, P. H. Wang, G. Machado, E. L. Falcao-Filho, C. B. de Araujo, and A. G. Brolo, 2014, “Engineering of CdTe MultiCore in ZnO Nanoshell as a New Charge Transfer Material”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118, 18372-18376.


102. M. Fan, Z. Zhang, J. Hu, C. Tang, A. G. Brolo and H. Zhan,  2014, “Ag Decorated Sandpaper as a Flexible SERS Substrate for Direct Swabbing Sampling”, Materials letter, 133, 57-59.


101. Z. Gong, C. Wang, C. Tang, F. Cheng, H. Du, M. Fan, and A. G. Brolo, 2014, “A Silver Nanoparticle Embedded Hydrogel as a Substrate for Surface Analysis Contamination by SERS”, Analyst,  DOI: 10.1039/C4AN00968A.


100. P. H. Wang , M. Millard , and A. G. Brolo, 2014, “Optimizing Plasmonic Silicon Photovoltaics with Ag and Au Nanoparticle

Mixtures”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C,  118, 5889-5895.




99. C. P. Shaw, M. Fan ,C. Lane, G. Barry,  A. I. Jirassek, and A. G. Brolo, 2013, “Statistical Correlation Between SERS Intensity and Nanoparticle Cluster Size”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117, 16596−16605 - Reprint - PDF


98. J. F Botero-Cadavid, A. G Brolo, P. Wild, N. Djilali, 2013, “Detection of hydrogen peroxide using an optical fiber-based sensing probe”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 185, 166–173 - Reprint - PDF


97. C. Valsecchi and A. G. Brolo, 2013, “Periodic Metallic Nanostructures as Plasmonic Chemical Sensors”, Langmuir ( invited feature article), 29, 5638–5649 - Reprint - PDF.


96. G. F. S. Andrade, J. G. Hayashi, C. M. B. Cordeiro, M. M. Rahman, A. G. Brolo, 2013, “Surface-Enhanced Resonance Raman Scattering (SERRS) Using Au Nanohole Arrays on Optical Fiber Tips”, Plasmonics, 8, 1113-1121 - Reprint - PDF


95. A. M. Britto-Silva, R. Sobral-Filho, R. Barbosa-Silva, A. Galembeck, C. B. Araújo, A. G. Brolo, 2013, “Improved Synthesis of Gold and Silver Nanoshells”, Langmuir, 29, 4366−4372 - Reprint - PDF


94. J. P Monteiro, L. B Carneiro, M. M. Rahman, A. G Brolo, M. J.L. Santos, J. Ferreira, E. M Girotto, 2013, “Effect of periodicity on the performance of surface plasmon resonance sensors based on subwavelength nanohole arrays”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 178, 366 - 370 - Reprint - PDF


93.  C. Escobedo, Y. W.  Chou, M.  Rahman, X. B.; Duan, R. Gordon,  D. Sinton, A. G.  Brolo, J. Ferreira, 2013, “Quantification of ovarian cancer markers with integrated microfluidic concentration gradient and imaging nanohole surface plasmon resonance”, Analyst, 138, 1450-1458 - Reprint - PDF


92. M. Fan, F.-J. Lai, H.-L. Chou, W.-T. Lu, B.-J. Hwang and A. G. Brolo, 2013, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) from Au:Ag bimetallic nanoparticles: the effect of the molecular probe”, Chemical Sciences, 4, 509-515 - Reprint - PDF




91. A. G. Brolo, 2012, “Plasmonics for Future Biosensors”, Nature Photonics, 6, 709-713 - Reprint - PDF


90 M. L. de Souza, P. Corio and A. G. Brolo, 2012, “Cu nanoparticles enable plasmonic-improved silicon photovoltaic devices”, Physical Chemistry Chemistry Physics, 14, 15722-15728 - Reprint - PDF


89. D. P. dos Santos, M.L.A. Temperini and A. G. Brolo, 2012, “Mapping the Energy Distribution of SERRS Hot Spots from Anti-Stokes to Stokes Intensity Ratios”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 13492-13500, Reprint - PDF


88. C. Escobedo, A. G. Brolo, R. Gordon, and D. Sinton, 2012, “Optofluidic Concentration: Plasmonic Nanostructure as Concentrator and Sensor”, NanoLetters, 12, 1592−1596, Reprint - PDF


87. M. Fan, P. Wang, C. Escobedo, D. Sinton and A. G. Brolo, 2012, ”Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) optrodes for multiplexed on-chip sensing of nile blue A and oxazine 720”, Lab on a Chip,12, 1554, Reprint - PDF


86. G. F. S. Andrade, Q.  Min, .R. Gordon, and A. G. Brolo, 2012, ”Surface-Enhanced Resonance Raman Scattering on Gold Concentric Rings: Polarization Dependence and Intensity Fluctuations”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, 2672−2676. Reprint - PDF


85. A. Lee, A. Ahmed D. P. dos Santos, N.Coon, J. Il Park, R. Gordon, A. G. Brolo, and E. Kumacheva, 2012, Side-by-Side Assembly of Gold Nanorods Reduces Ensemble-Averaged SERS Intensity”,, Journal Physical Chemistry C, 116, 5538−5545 - Reprint - PDF


84. S. F. Romanuik, S.M. Grist, B. L. Gray, D. Hohertz, K. L. Kavanagh, N. Gulzar, J. K. Scott, R. Nirwan, C. Hui, A. G. Brolo, R. Gordon,, 2011, “Detecting Antibodies Secreted by Trapped Cells Using Extraordinary Optical Transmission”,  IEEE Sensors Journal, 11, 2732-2739, Reprint - PDF


83. Q Matthews, A Jirasek, J J Lum and A G Brolo, 2011, “Biochemical signatures of in vitro radiation response in human lung, breast and prostate tumour cells observed with Raman spectroscopy”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 56, 6839, Reprint - PDF


82. C. M. S. Izumi, M. Moffitt and A. G. Brolo, 2011, ”Statistics on Surface-Enhanced Resonance Raman Scattering from Single Nanoshells, Journal of Physical Chemistry C,115, 19104–19109, Reprint - PDF


81. P. L. Anto, R. J. Anto, H. T. Varghese, C. Y. Panicker, D. Philip, G.F.S. Andrade, A. G. Brolo,, 2011, “Spectroscopic investigations and computational study of sulfur trioxide-pyridine complex”, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 42, 1812-1819 -

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80. C. Escobedo, S. Vincent, A. I. K. Choudhury, J.  Campbell, A. G. Brolo, D.  Sinton, R. Gordon, 2011, “Integrated nanohole array surface plasmon resonance sensing device using a dual-wavelength source”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21, 115001, Reprint - PDF


79. M. Das, D. Horertz, R. Nirwan, A. G. Brolo, K. L. Kavanagh and R. Gordon, 2011, ”Improved Performance of Nanohole Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors by the Integrated Response Method, IEEE Photonics Journal, 3, 441 - 449. Reprint - PDF


78. A. Lee, G. F. S. Andrade, A. Ahmed, M. L. Souza, N. Coombs, E. Turmarkin, L. Liu, R. Gordon, A. G. Brolo and E. Kumacheva, “Probing Dynamic Generation of Hot-Spots in Self-Assembled Chains of Gold Nanorods by Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering”, 2011, The Journal o the American Chemical Society, 133, 7563 - 7570 - Reprint - PDF


77. M. Fan, G. F. S. Andrade and A. G. Brolo, “A review on the fabrication of substrates for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and their applications in analytical chemistry”, 2011, Analytica Chimica Acta, 693, 7-25, Reprint - PDF


76. J. Ferreira, A. G. Brolo and E. M. Girotto, “Probing speciation inside a conducting polymer matrix by in situ spectroelectrochemistry”, 2011, Electrochimica Acta, 56, 3101 - 3107 - Reprint - PDF


75. M. Fan, M. Marechal, A. Finn, D. A. Harrington, A. G. Brolo, “Layer-by-Layer Characterization of a Model Biofuel Cell Anode by (in Situ) Vibrational Spectroscopy”, 2011, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115, 310-315 - Reprint - PDF


74. Q. Matthews, A. G. Brolo, J. Lum, X. Duan and A. Jirasek, “Raman spectroscopy of single human tumour cells exposed to ionizing radiation in vitro”, 2011, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 56, 19-38. Reprint - PDF


73.  D. P. dos Santos, G. F. S. Andrade, A. G. Brolo, M. L. A. Temperini, “Fluctuations of the Stokes and anti-Stokes surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering intensities in an electrochemical environment”, 2011, Chemical Communications, 47, 7159-7160 - Reprint - PDF


72. S. F. Romanuik; S. M. Grist; M. Haq ; B. L. Gray, N. Gulzar, J. K. Scott, D. Hohertz, K. L. Kavanagh, R. Nirwan, C. Hui, A. G. Brolo, “Microfluidic Trapping of Antibody-secreting Cells” 2011, Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering,  31, 121-127 - Reprint - PDF


71. C. Escobed, A. G. Brolo, R. Gordon, D. Sinton, “Flow-Through vs Flow-Over: Analysis of Transport and Binding in Nanohole Array Plasmonic Biosensors”, 2010, Analytical Chemistry, 82, 10015-10020 - Reprint - PDF



70. J. R. Anema and A. G. Brolo, 2010, “Use of polarization-dependent SERS from scratched gold films to monitor the electrochemically-driven desorption and readsorption of cysteine”, Journal of Electronalytical Chemistry, 649,

159-163. Reprint - PDF


69. J. W. Menezes, J. Ferreira, M. J. L. Santos, L. Cescato, A. G. Brolo, 2010, “Large-Area Fabrication of Periodic Arrays of Nanoholes in Metal Films and Their Application in Biosensing and Plasmonic-Enhanced Photovoltaics”, Advanced Functional Materials, 20, 3918-3924 - Reprint - PDF




68.Q. Matthews, A. Jirasek, J. Lum, X. Duan, A. G. Brolo, 2010, “Variability in Raman Spectra of Single Human Tumor Cells Cultured in Vitro: Correlation with Cell Cycle and Culture Confluency”, Applied Spectroscopy,  64 (8), 871-887 - Reprint - PDF


67. M. Fan, M. L. Andrade, M. Thompson, A. G. Brolo, 2010, "Silver nanoparticles on a plastic platform for biosensing", Analytical Chemistry,

82, 6350 - 6352 - Reprint - PDF


66.  M. Fan and A. G. Brolo, 2010, “Multilayer Silver Nanoparticles Modified Optical Fiber Tip for High Performance SERS Remote Sensing”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 25, 2270 - 2275 - Reprint - PDF


65. . J. R. Anema, A. G. Brolo, A. Felten and C. Bittencourt, 2010, “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering from polystyrene on gold clusters.”, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 41, 745–751, Reprint - PDF


64. R. Gordon, A. G. Brolo, D. Sinton, and K. L. Kavanagh, 2010, “Optical Properties of Hole-Arrays in Metal Films”, Lasers and Photonics Reviews, 4, 311 - 335. Reprint - PDF


63. M. J. L. Santos, A. G. Brolo and E. M. Girotto, 2010, “Controlling the photoluminescence from a laser dye through the oxidation level of polypyrrole", Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 31, 289-294. Reprint - PDF



62 D. P. dos Santos, G. F.S. Andrade, M. L. A. Temperini, A. G. Brolo, 2009, “Electrochemical Control of the time-dependent intensity fluctuations in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113,17737 - 17744, Reprint - PDF

61. P. L. Anto, R. J. Anto, H. T. Varghese, C. Y. Panicker, D. Philip, A. G. Brolo, 2009, “FT-IR, FT-Raman and SERS spectra of anilinium sulfate”, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 40, 1810 – 1815, Reprint - PDF


60. F. Eftekhari,C. Escobedo, J. Ferreira, X. Duan, E. M. Girrotto, A.G. Brolo, R. Gordon, and D. Sinton, 2009, “Nanoholes as nanochannels: flow-through plasmonic sensing arrays”, Analytical Chemistry, 81,  4308–4311, Reprint - PDF

59. M. Fan, and A. G. Brolo , 2009, “Silver nanoparticles self assembly as SERS substrates with near single molecule detection limit ”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 11, 7381 - 7389, Reprint - PDF

58. G. V. M. Jacintho, A. G. Brolo, P. Corio, P. A. Z. Suarez and J. C. Rubim, 2009, Structural Investigation of MFe2O4 (M = Fe, Co) Magnetic Fluids, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113, 7684–7691, Reprint - PDF

57. C. J. Addison, S. O. Konorov, A. G. Brolo,M. W. Blades and R. F.B. Turner, 2009, “Tuning Gold Nanoparticle Self-Assembly for Optimum Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Scattering and Second Harmonic Generation Response”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113, 3586 - 3592 - Reprint - PDF

56. E. A. Batista, D. P. dos Santos, G. F.S. Andrade, A. C. Sant’Ana, A. G. Brolo, M. L. A. Temperini, 2009 “Using polycarbonate membranes as templates for the preparation of Au nanostructures for SERS”, Journal of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, 9, 3233 - 3238 - Reprint - PDF

55. M. J. L. Santos, J. Ferreira, M. Rahman, A. G. Brolo, R. Gordon and E. M. Girotto, (2009), “Attomolar protein detection using in-hole SPR”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131, 436-437. Reprint - PDF

54. G. Hager and A. G. Brolo. 2009, “Protonation and deprotonation of cysteine and cystine monolayers probed by impedance spectroscopy”, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 625, 109 - 116. Reprint - PDF



53. Q. Min, M. J. L. Santos, E. M. Girotto, A. G. Brolo, R. Gordon, 2008, “Localized Raman Enhancement from a Double-Hole Nanostructure in a Metal Film”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112, 15098-15101. Reprint - PDF

52. J. Anema, P. Marthandam, R. Gordon and A. G. Brolo, 2008 “Enhanced Raman Scattering from Nanoholes in a Copper Film”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112, 17051–17055 - Reprint - PDF

51. P. Marthandam, A. G. Brolo, D. Sinton, K. L. Kavanagh, M. Moffitt and R. Gordon, (2008), “Nanoholes in metals with applications to sensors and spectroscopy”, invited review - International Journal of Nanotechnology, 5, 1058 - 1081

50. F. Eftekhari, R. Gordon, J. Ferreira, A. G. Brolo, and D. Sinton, 2008, “Polarization-dependent sensing of a self-assembled monolayer using biaxial nanohole arrays”, Applied Physics Letters, 92, 253103. Reprint - PDF

49. G. F.S. Andrade, A. G. Brolo, and M. L.A. Temperini, 2008, “Comparison of SERS performances of Co and Ni ultra-thin films over Silver to electrochemically activated Co and Ni electrodes”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112, 15348-15355 - Reprint - PDF

48. M. Fan and A. G. Brolo, 2008, “Self-assembled Au nanoparticles as substrates for surface-enhanced vibrational spectroscopy: Optimization and electrochemical stability”, ChemPhysChem, 9, 1899 – 1907. - Reprint - PDF

47. A. G. Brolo, R. Gordon, K. L. Kavanagh, 2008 “A new generation of sensors based on extraordinary light transmission”, invited review – Accounts of Chemical Research, 41, 1049-1057. Reprint - PDF


46 D. Sinton, R. Gordon and A. G. Brolo, 2008, "Nanohole Arrays in Metal Films as Optofluidic Elements: Progress and Potential", Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 4, 107 – 116. Reprint - PDF


45. J. R. Anema and A. G.  Brolo, (2007), "The Use of Polarization-Dependent SERS from Scratched Au Surfaces to Selectively Eliminate Solution-Phase Interference", Plasmonics, accepted - Reprint- PDF

44. E. Kjeang, A. G. Brolo,  D. A. Harrington, N. Djiali and D. Sinton, (2007),  "Hydrogen Peroxide as an oxidant for a Microfluidic Fuel Cell", Journal  of the Electrochemical Society, 154, B1220 - B1226. Reprint-PDF

43. M. J. L. Santos, A. G. Brolo and E. M. Girotto, (2007), "Study of polaron and bipolaron states in polypyrrole by in situ Raman spectroelectrochemistry",  Electrochimica Acta, 52, 6141-6145 - Reprint - PDF

42. A. De Leebeeck, L. K. S. Kumar, V. de Lange, D. Sinton, R. Gordon, A. G. Brolo, (2007), “On-Chip Surface-Based Detection with Nano-Hole Arrays”,  Analytical Chemistry, 79, 4094 - 4100 -  Reprint - PDF

41. H. Yusuf, W.-G. Kim, D. H. Lee, M. Aloshyna, A. G. Brolo, and M. G. Moffitt, (2007), “A Hierarchical Self-Assembly Route to Polymer-Quantum Dot Photonic Arrays” Langmuir, 23, 5251-5254. - Reprint - PDF

40. E. Kjeang, B. T. Proctor, A. G. Brolo, D. A. Harrington, N. Djilali and D. Sinton , (2007), "High-Performance Microfluidic Vanadium Redox Fuel Cell", Electrochim. Acta, 52, 4942 - 4946 - Reprint - PDF

39. M. Aloshyna, A. G. Brolo, S. Sivakumar, M. Venkataramanan, and F. C. J. M. van Veggel, (2007), “Modification of spontaneous emission of Tb3+ ions incorporated in photonic crystals”, J. Phys. Chem. C. 111, 4047-4051 - Reprint - PDF

38. J.-H. Jin and A. G. Brolo, (2007), “Protoporphyrin-modified Au Thin Films Electrodes for Selective Monitoring of Catecholamines”– Electrochim. Acta - 52, 3863 - 3869 - Reprint - PDF

37. A. Lesuffleur, L. K. S. Kumar, A. G. Brolo, K. L. Kavanagh, R. Gordon, (2007), “Apex-enhanced Raman spectroscopy using double-hole arrays in a gold film”, J. Phys. Chem. C -111, 2347 - 2350 -Reprint - PDF



35. C. J. Addison and A. G. Brolo, (2006), “Nanoparticle-containing Multilayer as a Substrate in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)”, Langmuir,22, 8696 - 8702. -Reprint - PDF

34. G. Bussière, M. Musa, J. Hepburn, P.R. Norton, K. Griffiths and A. G. Brolo, (2006), “Dynamics of D2 Released from the Dissociation of D2O on a Zirconium Surface”, J. Chem. Phys., 124, 124704 - Reprint - PDF

33. A. G. Brolo, S. C. Kwok, M. D. Cooper, M. G. Moffitt, C.-W. Wang, R. Gordon, J. Riordon and K. L. Kavanagh, (2006), “Surface Plasmon–Quantum Dot Coupling from Arrays of Nanoholes.”, J. Phys. Chem. B., 110, 8307-8313 - Reprint - PDF

32. R. Gordon, L. K. S. Kumar and A. G. Brolo, (2006), “Resonant Light Transmission through a Nanohole in a Metal Film”, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology,5, 291-294. Reprint - PDF



31. A. G. Brolo, S. C. Kwok, M. G. Moffitt, R. Gordon, J. Riordon, K. L. Kavanagh, (2005), "Enhanced Fluorescence from Arrays of Nanoholes in a Gold Film", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127, 14936-14941. Reprint - PDF

30. R. Gordon, M. Hughes, B. Leathem, K. L. Kavanagh, A. G. Brolo, (2005), "Basis and Lattice Polarization Mechanisms for Light Transmission Through Nanohole Arrays in Metal Films", NanoLetters,5, 1243 - 1246. Reprint - PDF

29. A. G. Brolo, and C. J. Addison, (2005). “Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering from Oxazine 720 Adsorbed on Scratched Gold Films”. J. Raman. Spectrosc., 36, 629 - 634 (Special issue on SERS). - Reprint - PDF

28. R. Gordon and A. G. Brolo (2005). "Increased Cut-Off Wavelength for a Subwavelength Hole in a Real Metal". Optics Express, 13, 1933-1938 - Reprint - PDF

27. A. G. Brolo, E. Arctander and C. J. Addison, (2005). “Strong Polarized Enhanced-Raman Scattering via Optical Tunneling through Random Parallel Nanostructures in Au Thin Films”. J. Phys. Chem. B, 109, 401 - 405 - Reprint - PDF



26. A. G. Brolo, E. Arctander, R. Gordon, B. Leathem and K. L. Kavanah, (2004). “Nanohole-Enhanced Raman scattering”. NanoLetters, 4, 2015 - 2018 - Reprint - PDF

25. A. G. Brolo and A. C. Sanderson, (2004). "Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) from a silver electrode modified with oxazine 720". Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 82, 1474 - 1480. Reprint - PDF  (Special Don Irish issue of Can J Chem).

24. A. G. Brolo, R. Gordon, B. Leathem and K. L. Kavanah, (2004). “Surface Plasmon Sensor Based on the Enhanced Light Transmission through Arrays of Nanoholes in Gold Films”. Langmuir, 20, 4813 - 4815 - Reprint -PDF

23. A.G. Brolo and Y. Yang (2004). “Exploring mechanisms of anodic film formation by electrochemical probe beam deflection (EPBD)”. Electrochimica Acta – 48, 1375 - 1384 - Reprint - PDF.

22. R. Gordon, A. G. Brolo, A. McKinnon, A. Rajora, B. Leathem and K. L. Kavanah, (2004). “Strong Optical Polarization via Elliptical Nano-holes”. Physical Review Letters, 92, 037401 (paper selected for publication in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology-February 9, 2004 ( -Reprint - PDF.

21. A. G. Brolo, A. C. Sanderson and A. P. Smith, (2004). "Ratio of the Surface-Enhanced Stokes to the Surface-Enhanced Anti-Stokes Scattering for Molecules Adsorbed on a Silver Electrode". Physical Review B, 69, 045424 - Reprint - PDF (paper selected for publication in the February 1st., 2004 issue of the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research (


20. A. G. Brolo, Z. Jiang and D. E. Irish, (2003). "The orientation of 2,2' bipyridine adsorbed on a SERS active Au(111) surface". Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry - 547 , 163 - 172 - Reprint - PDF.

19. G. Hager and A. G. Brolo, (2003) . "Adsorption/Desorption Behaviour of Cysteine and Cystine in Neutral and Basic Media: Electrochemical Evidence for Differing Thiol and Disulfide Adsorption to a Au(111)  Single-Crystal Electrode". Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry,  550-551C, 291-301. Reprint - PDF

18. A. G. Brolo and S. D. Sharma, (2003) . "Using Probe Beam Deflection (PBD) to Investigate the Electrochemical Oxidation of Silver in Chloride Media". Electrochimica Acta - 48, 1375-1384. - Reprint - PDF


17. A. G. Brolo, P. Germain and G. Hager, (2002). “The Investigation of the Adsorption of L-Cysteine on a Polycrystalline Silver Electrode by Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and Surface-Enhanced Second Harmonic Generation (SESHG)”. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 106, 5982-5987. - Reprint - PDF

16. A. G. Brolo, M. Odziemkowski, J. Porter and D. E. Irish, (2002). “In Situ Micro Raman Investigation of Electrochemically Formed Films on Mercury Electrodes”.Journal of Raman Spectroscopy , 33, 136-141. - Reprint - PDF

Publications before joining the University of Victoria


15. F. Bensebaa, Y. Zhou, A. G. Brolo, D. E. Irish, Y. Deslandes, E. Kruus and T. H. Ellis, (1999) “Raman Characterization of Metal-Alkanethiolates”, Spectrochimica Acta Part A , 55, 1229-1236 - Reprint - PDF

14. A. G. Brolo, M. Odziemkowski and D. E. Irish, (1998) “An In Situ Spectroscopic Study of Electrochemical Processes at Mercury/Solution Interphases”, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy , 29, 713 - 719. Reprint - PDF

13. A. G. Brolo, M.L.A. Temperini, S.M.L. Agostinho, (1998) “Copper Dissolution in Bromide Medium in the Absence and Presence of Hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA): Voltammetric and Chronoamperometric Studies”, Electrochimica Acta,44 , 559-571. - Reprint - PDF

12. A.G.Brolo, D.E. Irish, G. Szymanski and J. Lipkowski, (1998) “The Relationship Between SERS Intensity and Both Surface Coverage and Morphology for Pyrazine Adsorbed on a Polycrystalline Gold Electrode”, Langmuir, 14: 517 - 527.- Reprint - PDF

11. A. G. Brolo and D.E.Irish, (1997) “SERS Studies of Monoprotonated Pyrazine on Positively Charged Silver Electrodes”, Canadian Journal of Chemistry , 75 : 1643 - 1648 - Reprint - PDF

10. A. Iannelli, A. G. Brolo, D. E. Irish and J. Lipkowski, (1997) “Electrochemical and Raman Spectroscopic Studies of Pyrazine Adsorption at the Au(210) Electrode Surface”, Canadian Journal of  Chemistry, 75: 1694 - 1702 - Reprint - PDF.

9. A. G. Brolo, D.E. Irish and J. Lipkowski, (1997), “Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectra of Pyridine and Pyrazine Adsorbed on a Au(210) Single-Crystal Electrode”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 101: 3906 - 3909 - Reprint - PDF.

8. A. G. Brolo, D. E. Irish and B. D. Smith, (1997), "Applications of Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering to the Study of Metal-Adsorbate Interactions", Journal of Molecular Structure , 405: 29-44. (review article) - Reprint - PDF.

7. A. G. Brolo and D. E. Irish, (1997) , "A SERS Study of the Electrochemical Reduction of Pyrazine on a Silver Electrode", Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions , 93 : 419-425.Reprint - PDF

6. A. G. Brolo and D. E. Irish, (1997) , "The Behaviour of Pyrazine and Monoprotonated Pyrazine Adsorbed on Silver Electrodes: A Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Study", in Solid-Liquid Electrochemical Interfaces, G. Jerkiewicz, M. P. Soriaga, K. Closaki and A. Wieckowski, eds., ACS Symposium Series No 656, ACS, Washington, DC, Ch. 22: 310-322.

5. A. G. Brolo and D. E. Irish, (1996) , "Adsorption and Orientation of Pyrazine on Silver Electrode: A SERS Study", Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Interfacial Electrochemistry, 414: 183-196. Reprint - PDF

4. A. G. Brolo and D. E. Irish, (1995) , "Raman Spectral Studies of Aqueous Acidic pyrazine Solutions", Zeitschrift fur Naturforshung, 50a: 274-282. Reprint - PDF

3. A. G. Brolo, M. L. A. Temperini, S. M. L. Agostinho, (1992), "Effect of Hexamethylenetetramine as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Copper in Bromide Medium", Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry and Interfacial Electrochemistry, 335: 83-92.

2. The Brazilian Chemistry in Action Group, (1991), “Picturing the Chemical Relevance", Journal of  Chemical Education, 68: 652-654.

1. A. G. Brolo, A. L. M. L. Mateus, M. A. Leme, (1989), "The Iodine Clock Reaction: A Surprising Variant", Journal of Chemical Education, 66: 852.

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