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STTR Phase I:Novel Nanostructured Substrates for Surface Enhanced Raman…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98738
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
1010368
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NM
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LXD
7630 First Place cleveland, OH 44146-6713
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: STTR Phase I:Novel Nanostructured Substrates for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1010368
Award Amount: $149,755.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop a new type of nanostructured substrate for applications in arsenide detection using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). Arsenic is a well known toxic chemical which exists in both nature and industrial processes, and its detection and monitoring at very low concentration is highly desired. SERS, which relies on Raman signal enhancements for molecules in close contact with noble metal nanostructures, can provide essential information for detection and identification of biological and chemical materials including arsenic. However, its application has been obstructed primarily by the lack of SERS substrates that can be fabricated with high performance and in a repeatable fashion. The proposed research aims to resolve this issue by developing SERS substrates through designing, fabricating, and testing a new nanostructured noble metal substrate. The broader impact/commercial potential of this project will be high-performance and low-cost SERS substrates that can be employed for monitoring drinking water for chemical toxins such as arsenic and cyanide. Additionally, a large range of SERS-related technologies will benefit from the development of improved design and fabrication processes for plasmonic nanostructures. Success of the project will facilitate large-scale manufacturing of reliable SERS substrates for applications in defense, medical diagnostics, environment monitoring, drug development, forensics and analytical chemistry.

Principal Investigator:

Hailiang Zhang
PhD
4407868700
kzhang@lxdinc.com

Business Contact:

Hailiang Zhang
PhD
4407868700
kzhang@lxdinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LXD
7630 First Place cleveland, OH 44146

EIN/Tax ID: 341400654
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Kent State University
OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER
KENT, OH 44242
Contact: Qihuo Wei
Contact Phone: 3306723020