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Grant Program: A Portable Fiberoptic Surface Enhanced Raman Sensor for Real-Time Detection and Monitoring of Perchlorate and Energetics (SERDP 2008 Grant)
Grant Agency: SERDP
Grant Project Number: ER-1602
Period of Performance: through
Grant Amount:
Contact Information: Dr. Baohua Gu, PI, 865-574-7286, gub1@ornl.gov Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Objective: Develop a new, cost-effective tool for in situ quantification and monitoring of perchlorate (and energetics such as RDX) in groundwater via fiberoptic surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). (1) Fabricate SERS substrates using wet-chemical self-assembly and nanofabrication techniques; (2) construct a prototype fiberoptic SERS probe that is interfaced with a handheld Raman spectrometer; (3) develop and optimize methodologies by incorporating molecular recognition techniques with improved selectivity and sensitivity of SERS substrates; and (4) evaluate the performance and cost effectiveness of a new SERS probe for in situ field screening and monitoring at selected DoD sites. http://www.serdp.org/Research/upload/ER-1602.pdf