Enabled VOC Sensor for Energy-Efficient Building Ventilation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85527
Agency Tracking Number: 90400
Amount: $99,794.00
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
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Barney
 (617) 498-5071
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 498-5655
Email: wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution
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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