NanoEnhanced Toxic Industrial Chemicals Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0013
Amount: $919,844.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-001
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
5361 Whitehall Place, Mableton, GA, 30126
DUNS: 796514763
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian English
 (770) 289-8272
Business Contact
 Brian English
Title: President
Phone: (770) 289-8272
Research Institution
This proposal investigates handheld chemical sensors that utilize surface-enhanced Raman spectrometry, or SERS. First, SERS will be developed utilizing nanoporous alumina membranes with selective binders and metallic nanodots. These devices have demonstrated 10^12 enhancement Second, a microfluidic chip will be developed to house the SERS substrate, provide fluid access to the SERS chip, and provide optical access to the SERS chip. Third, integrated optics will be developed to minimize internal optical losses in the detection train. Finally, the microfluidic chip, SERS chip, and optical train will be integrated into a brassboard system to demonstrate a handheld, portable SERS detector.

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