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Development of nanostructured biocompatible materials for chemical and biological sensors
Author(s): Michael Curley; Ashwith K. Chilvery; Tatiana Kukhatreva; Anup Sharma; John Corda; Carlton Farley III
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Paper Abstract

This research is focused on the fabrication of thin films followed by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) testing of these films for various applications. One technique involves the mixture of nanoparticles with twophoton material to be used as an indicator dye. Another method involved embedding silver nanoparticles in a ceramic nano-membrane. The substrates were characterized by both Atom Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). We applied the nanostructured substrate to measure the SERS spectra of 10-6 Mol/L Rhodomine 6G(Rh6G), e-coli bacteria and RDX explosive. Our results showed that silver coated ceramic membranes can serve as appropriate substrates to enhance Raman signals. In addition, we demonstrated that the in-house-made colloidal silver can work for enhancement of the Raman spectra for bacteria. We measured the Raman spectra of Rh6G molecules on a substrate absorbed by a nanofluid of silver. We observed several strong Raman bands – 613cm-1,768 cm-1,1308cm-1 1356 cm-1,1510cm-1, which correspond to Rh6G vibrational modes υ53,υ65,υ115117146 respectively, using a ceramic membrane coated by silver. The Raman spectra of Rh6G absorbed by silver nanofluid showed strong enhancement of Raman bands 1175cm-1 and 1529cm-1, 1590 cm-1. Those correspond to vibrational frequency modes – υ103151,152. We also measured the Raman spectra of e-coli bacteria, both absorbed by silver nanofluid, and on nanostructured substrate. In addition, the Fourier Transfer Infrared Spectra (FTIR) of the bacteria was measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8465, Nanostructured Thin Films V, 84650N (10 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930124
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Curley, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Ashwith K. Chilvery, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Tatiana Kukhatreva, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Anup Sharma, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
John Corda, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Carlton Farley III, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8465:
Nanostructured Thin Films V
Tom G. Mackay; Yi-Jun Jen; Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Editor(s)

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