Plasmonic Nanoantennas for Single-Molecule, Surface-Enhanced-Raman-Scattering Based Sensing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-11-C-0060
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-014-0080
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10A-T014
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
225 Long Avenue, Building 15, Hillside, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
036081185
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Koscica
Principal Engineer
(973) 923-3028
thomaskoscica@lcpegasus.com
Business Contact:
Ou Li
Vice President
(973) 923-3028
ouli@lcpegasus.com
Research Institution:
Ohio State University
Jo E Seherrer
Sponsored Research Office
1960 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH, 43221-
(614) 292-5277
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This proposed project is concerned with the design, fabrication, and demonstration of a new class of plasmonic nanostructures for single molecule surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for biological and chemical sensing applications. A complete design of the plasmonic nanostructures with large local field enhancements (E/E0>100) will be formulated, and the fabrication procedures will be developed for at least one device implementation. The plasmon resonance frequencies and local field enhancements will be predicted as a function of the geometric and material parameters of the plasmonic nanostructures. We will execute fabrication experiments and benchmarking that demonstrate an adequate capability for the meeting the expected challenges. Specifically, feasibility of repeatable fabrication of less than 5nm gaps, precise placement of SERS molecules at the"hot-spots,"will be demonstrated.

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