SERS Raman Sensor Based on Diameter-Modulated Sapphire Fiber

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85559
Agency Tracking Number:
90397
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Micromaterials, Inc
13302 Telecom Drive, Tampa, FL, 33637
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
076131783
Principal Investigator:
Jian Zhang
Dr.
(813) 971-2818
info@micromaterialsinc.com
Business Contact:
Jian Zhang
Dr.
(813) 971-2818
info@micromaterialsinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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