[Electrophoresis] Recent strategies towards microfluidic-based surface enhanced raman spectroscopy
Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is an extremely powerful analytical tool, which not only yields information about the molecular structure of the analyte in the form of characteristic vibrational spectrum but also gives sensitivities approaching those in fluorescence spectroscopy. The SERS measurement on the microfluidic platform provides possibility to manufacture the device with design perfectly fulfilling the needs of the application with minimal sample consumption. This review aims at describing basic strategies for SERS measurement in microfluidic devices published in the last decade and covers current trends in microfluidics with SERS detection in the field of bioanalysis and approaches towards on-line coupling of liquid-based separation techniques with SERS detection.
Anna Tycova, Jan Prikryl, Frantisek Foret Accepted manuscript online: 22 April 2017 DOI: 10.1002/elps.201700046