Simultaneous multianalyte identification of molecular species involved in terrorism using Raman spectroscopy

Docherty, F.T. , Monaghan, P.B., McHugh, C.J., Graham, D., Smith, W.E. and Cooper, J.M. (2005) Simultaneous multianalyte identification of molecular species involved in terrorism using Raman spectroscopy. IEEE Sensors Journal, 5, pp. 632-640. (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2005.850995)

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Abstract

Raman spectroscopy is a form of vibrational spectroscopy that is well suited to the molecular identification of a variety of analytes, including both explosives and biological agents. The technique has been gaining more widespread interest due to improvements in instrumentation, sensitivity, and its ease of use, in comparison to other techniques. In this paper, we describe recent advances in Raman spectroscopy with respect to the detection of high-energy explosives and biological materials. In particular, emphasis is placed on the exploitation of enhancement factors that overcome traditional limitations on sensitivity, namely, surface enhancement and resonance enhancement, functionalization of target analytes, and the use of novel lab-on-a-chip technology.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Docherty, Dr Frances and Monaghan, Dr Paul and Cooper, Professor Jonathan
Authors: Docherty, F.T., Monaghan, P.B., McHugh, C.J., Graham, D., Smith, W.E., and Cooper, J.M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:IEEE Sensors Journal
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1530-437X
ISSN (Online):1558-1748
Published Online:18 July 2005

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