Development of a Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)-Based Microfluidic Device for Narcotics Detection
Technical Report,02 Oct 2017,30 Sep 2019
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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A microfluidic device is being developed by University of California, Santa Barbara as part of a joint effort with the U.S. Army to provide a portable, rapid drug-detection device for drugs and explosives. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy SERS was used to provide a sensitive, selective detection technique within the microfluidic platform that employs metallic nanoparticles as the SERS medium. Issues with the devices performance, including reproducibility of flows and targeted binding of analytes, were identified as limitations of the technology. This report details the attempts to remedy these issues and make the technology field-deployable.
- Fluidics and Fluerics
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods