NanoEnhanced Toxic Industrial Chemicals Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$749,849.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0027
Award Id:
81246
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0013
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 07-001
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5361 Whitehall Place, Mableton, GA, 30126
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
796514763
Principal Investigator:
Brian English
PI
(770) 289-8272
brian.english@engeniusmicro.com
Business Contact:
Brian English
President
(770) 289-8272
brian.english@engeniusmicro.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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