SERS Raman Sensor Based on Diameter-Modulated Sapphire Fiber

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85559
Agency Tracking Number: 90397
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 14 b
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
13302 Telecom Drive, Tampa, FL, 33637
DUNS: 076131783
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jian Zhang
 (813) 971-2818
Business Contact
 Jian Zhang
Title: Dr.
Phone: (813) 971-2818
Research Institution
Raman spectroscopy is a powerful tool for on-line process control in chemical plants.However, its low sensitivity and high cost has prevented the widespread adoption of Raman spectroscopy by the chemical and petrochemical industries. This project will develop a novel concept for a Raman probe that not only will provide higher sensitivity but also will be more affordable due to its simple structure. The probe will consist of a diameter-modulated sapphire coated with gold nanoparticles and will utilize the surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) effect. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee:A high-sensitivity, low-cost Raman probe would be welcomed by process control engineers in the chemical and petrochemical industries. Such a probe also should benefit research scientists and engineers as well as environmental workers

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