Volume 8 Issue 1, January 2013

Volume 8 Issue 1

SHINERS has broken the long-standing surface analysis versatility limitation of SERS. SHINs also offer superior stability and better reproducibility compared with the bare Au nanoparticles shown here, which aggregate in aqueous pyridine solution after several minutes. Image taken from the protocol by Li et al. 10.1038/nprot.2012.141. Cover design by Jamel Wooten.