Accession Number : ADA568579


Title :   Targeting Biological Sensing with Commercial SERS Substrates


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD SENSORS AND ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Farrell, Mikella E ; Singamaneni, Srikanth ; Pellegrino, Paul M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a568579.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : There is an increasing need and challenge for early rapid and accurate detection, identification, and quantification of chemical, biological, and energetic hazards in many fields of interest (e.g., medical, environmental, industrial, and defense applications). Increasingly to meet these challenges, researchers are turning interdisciplinary approaches combining spectroscopy with nanoscale platforms to create technologies that offer viable and novel solutions for today's sensing needs. One technology that has gained increasing popularity to meet these needs is surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). SERS is particularly advantageous as it does not suffer from interferences from water, requires little to no sample preparation is robust and can be used in numerous environments, is relatively insensitive to the wavelength of excitation employed and produces a narrowband spectral signature unique to the molecular vibrations of the analyte. SERS enhancements (chemical and electromagnetic) are typically observed on metalized nanoscale roughened surfaces. For ideal SERS sensing, commercially available uniform and reproducible nanoscale surface demonstrating high sensitivity are desirable. Additionally, if these surfaces can be modified for the selective sensing of hazard materials, an ideal sensor platform for dynamic in field measurements can be imagined. In this proceedings paper, preliminary efforts towards the characterization and application of commercially available next generation Klarite substrates will be demonstrated. Additionally, efforts toward chemical modification of these substrates, through peptide recognition elements can be used for the targeting sensing of hazardous materials will be explored.


Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL DETECTION , BIOLOGICAL DETECTION , BIOMIMETICS , DETECTORS , PEPTIDES , RAMAN SCATTERING , REPRINTS , SUBSTRATES


Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE