Enabled VOC Sensor for Energy-Efficient Building Ventilation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,794.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85527
Agency Tracking Number:
90400
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tiax, Llc
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
William Barney
Dr.
(617) 498-5071
Barney.William@TIAXLLC.com
Business Contact:
Renee Wong
Dr.
(617) 498-5655
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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