Targeting biological sensing with commercial SERS substrates

Mikella E. Farrell, Srikanth Singamaneni, Paul M. Pellegrino

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There is an increasing need for rapid and accurate detection, identification, and quantification of chemical, biological, and energetic hazards in many fields of interest. To meet these challenges, researchers are 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). For ideal SERS sensing, commercially available uniform and reproducible nanoscale surface demonstrating high sensitivity are desirable. 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 and efforts towards selective sensing will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies IX
StatePublished - 2012
EventAdvanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies IX - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 26 2012Apr 27 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceAdvanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies IX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


  • biological
  • biomimetic
  • chemical
  • detection
  • peptide
  • Raman
  • sensor
  • SERS


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