Author | Derek Guenther


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Trace-Level Detection of Explosives Using Sputtered SERS Substrates

June 01, 2017

This study explores the use of a novel SERS substrate that can enhance the Raman signals of explosives that are present in picogram quantities in neat solutions using a visible laser wavelength and a compact Raman instrument.

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Detection of Melamine and Other Harmful Food Contaminants Using Gold Nanoparticles, Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering, and Raster Orbital Scanning

June 01, 2014

Melamine is a dangerous substance when it is used to increase the apparent protein content of food. In this article, the use of novel gold nanoparticles for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) measurements with raster orbital scanning sampling is described for the detection of melamine and other food contaminants.