Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor for Radionuclides

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-04ER84022
Agency Tracking Number: 75948S04-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: 25
Solicitation Number: DOE/SC-0075
Small Business Information
Nomadics, Inc.
1024 S. Innovation Way, Stillwater, OK, 74074
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shaopeng Wang
 Dr.
 (405) 372-9535
 swang@nomadics.com
Business Contact
 James Luby
Title: Mr.
Phone: (405) 372-9535
Email: jluby@nomadics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
75948-It is important to determine the fate and transport of contaminants generated from past weapons production and from current energy production activities. In support of this goal, this project will develop technology for the highly sensitive real-time detection of radionuclides in the subsurface under field conditions. The approach relies on surface plasmon resonance for detection, and incorporates an innovative multi-cell approach for enhanced selectivity and sensitivity. Phase I will demonstrate the viability of the detection method and characterize the performance of a prototype system. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Surface plasmon resonance is a highly versatile sensor platform that can be tailored for specific analytes. Therefore, the system should be able to be adapted for numerous applications, including the identification of environmental contaminants, monitoring industrial release, and chemical sensing related to defense and security applications.

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