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Spectroscopic Imaging Technology for THz Biosensor Integrated with a…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Award ID:
81815
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C071-104-0049
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VIBRATESS
104 Chaucer Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901 Charlottesville, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Spectroscopic Imaging Technology for THz Biosensor Integrated with a Lab-on-Chip Platform
Agency / Branch: DOD / CBD
Contract: W911NF-07-C-0055
Award Amount: $69,612.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I SBIR project we propose a new imaging mechanism for sub-wavelength THz spectroscopy based on a very strong enhancement of electromagnetic field of the THz radiation at the edges of periodic semiconductor structure. Our recent theoretical study showed THz radiation power enhancement ~1100 with the half power width around the slot edges ~500 nm. Such strongly enhanced local electromagnetic field can potentially be used for the development of novel biophotonic spectroscopic and imaging sensors with increased radiation coupling to biomaterial, leading to a substantial increase in detection sensitivity and spatial resolution and allowing THz spectroscopy and imaging at the micron-submicron scale. The major goal of this phase I of SPIR project will be to confirm experimentally the expected effect of increasing electric field in a nanosize regions and to demonstrate the feasibility of application a proposed imaging mechanism integrated with a "lab-on-a chip" device for subwavelength THz spectroscopic microscope. The other goal of the proposed project is to improve controlled conditions for more uniformed orientation of biological materials. The initial phase I of SPIR project will include preliminary experimental investigations of fluidic-chip processing of biomaterials and/or bio agents. In the phase II of SBIR project, the proposed imaging technology will be further optimized and will be integrated into a pre-existing or a new developed fluidic platform to be used in THz spectroscopy and microscopy.

Principal Investigator:

Tatyana Khromova
president
4349857459
tak@estart.com

Business Contact:

Tatyana Khromova
president
4349857459
tak@estart.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VIBRATESS
221 Cottonwood Dr. Barboursville, VA 22923

EIN/Tax ID: 208791145
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No