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Plasmonic Nanoantennas for Single-Molecule, Surface-Enhanced-Raman-Scattering…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-014-0080
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10A-T014
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
L. C. PEGASUS CORP.
225 Long Avenue Building 15 Hillside, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Plasmonic Nanoantennas for Single-Molecule, Surface-Enhanced-Raman-Scattering Based Sensing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0060
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This proposed project is concerned with the design, fabrication, and demonstration of a new class of plasmonic nanostructures for single molecule surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for biological and chemical sensing applications. A complete design of the plasmonic nanostructures with large local field enhancements (E/E0>100) will be formulated, and the fabrication procedures will be developed for at least one device implementation. The plasmon resonance frequencies and local field enhancements will be predicted as a function of the geometric and material parameters of the plasmonic nanostructures. We will execute fabrication experiments and benchmarking that demonstrate an adequate capability for the meeting the expected challenges. Specifically, feasibility of repeatable fabrication of less than 5nm gaps, precise placement of SERS molecules at the"hot-spots,"will be demonstrated.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Koscica
Principal Engineer
(973) 923-3028
thomaskoscica@lcpegasus.com

Business Contact:

Ou Li
Vice President
(973) 923-3028
ouli@lcpegasus.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

L. C. Pegasus Corporation
225 Long Avenue Building 15 Hillside, NJ -

EIN/Tax ID: 134014889
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Ohio State University
Sponsored Research Office
1960 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43221-
Contact: Jo E. Seherrer
Contact Phone: (614) 292-5277