In this review we will discuss the advances in plasmonic substrates fabricated on porous membranes, leading to SERS sensors that can collect samples via swabbing or dipping, clean up samples through separation, concentrate analytes by lateral flow focusing, and avoid the need for peripheral equipment. In particular, we will focus on inkjet-fabricated devices, which may present the best opportunity for scale-up via roll-to-roll manufacturing. We will also discuss the directions that flexible SERS sensors are moving the field, such as simple fabrication techniques, new support materials, SERS swabs, and SERS-active tapes and films.
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Ian M. White, "Re-thinking surface enhance Raman spectroscopy (SERS) sensors with a systems perspective," Proc. SPIE 10081, Frontiers in Biological Detection: From Nanosensors to Systems IX, 1008102 (23 February 2017);