Dynamic Re-usable RAMAN Scattering Sensor
Surface enhancement in RAMAN spectroscopy has proven to greatly improve the RAMAN signal, increasing sensitivity with several orders of magnitude. Unfortunately, until now, surface enhancement could not be efficiently integrated into most RAMAN-based sensor applications as surface enhancement technology is limited to one shot measurements due to irreversible binding or the analyte to the SERS substrate. This makes SERS technology not suitable for use in applications where continuous dynamic measurements are required.
Scientists at Leiden University have developed SERS-based sensors that can make dynamic measurements of their environment over time. Sensors like these would be ideal suited for application in, for instance, industrial process monitoring. They can continuously monitor flows of substances (in aqueous solution) for contaminations or formed substances and upon identifying such substances, measure their concentration over time.
Furthermore, this new technology makes the SERS substrates re-usable, which allows for calibration or experimental setups and greatly reduces the number of substrates required per experiment. This makes the new SERSOR very suitable for applications where many different molecules need to be analyzed.
Details and State of Development:
Proof of principle has been obtained, further development is ongoing. We are looking for partners to put commercial products in the market
1. In-line detectors
2. Process monitoring
3. Medical diagnostics
4. In vivo monitoring
5. Metabolomics and other -omics
Proof of principle has been obtained, further development is ongoing. The researchers are looking for partners to put commercial products in the market.
Keywords: chemistry, sensors, (bio) chemical analysis
- Compatible with standard RAMAN spectrometer
- Higher sensitivity or SERS measurements
- Continuous dynamic measurements
- Sensitive to broad range of analytes
- No chemical interaction between sensor and analyte
- Small, integratable in microfluidic devices
Luris reference numberINV-007.097
Patent applications have been filed in Europe and the US.
Data available on request
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