What are the gaps nowadays?

The vast majority of substrates for sensing, and specifically referring to Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), are general and non-selective, used for multiple analytes.

The substrates are commonly offered by optical (giants) enterprises as complementary gear for optical instruments (Raman spectrophotometers), while also calibrated for these instruments solely. Meaning, that results and resolution of the sensing measurements - might strongly depend on the instrument/substrate bundle.

Most of the optical instrumentation for sensing and analysis (e.g., Raman spectrophotometers), and their complementary equipment are very expensive. Today, when technology advances rapidly, and most infrastructure is miniaturizing - it is time to adapt to these changes.

Our missions & goals

In this project, trusted by IIA, we aim to develop SERS plasmonic sensing devices (substrates) for the wide-spread use of various industries (home-land security, food/water safety, counter-freight, etc).

 

The goals are to enhance their robustness, increase their shelf-life, and functionalize them with selective ligands for higher bonding efficiency - making the optical detection far more effective (signal and cost).

Eventually, the plasmonic sensing devices would bring benefit to many end-users including: research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, optical instrumentation retailers and manufacturers, etc.

Project`s Team 

Prof. Adi Salomon

Head of nano-photonics and plasmonics laboratory, BIU, Israel.

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Prof. David Zitoun

Head of inorganic chemistry and nano-materials for energy laboratory, BIU, Israel.

Science

Our mission to solutions

High throughput & sensitive plasmonic sensors for industry

In this project, trusted by IIA, we aim to develop SERS plasmonic sensing devices (substrates) for the wide-spread use of various industries (home-land security, food/water safety, counter-freight, etc).

 

The goals are to enhance their robustness, increase their shelf-life, and functionalize them with selective ligands for higher bonding efficiency - making the optical detection far more effective (signal and cost).

Eventually, the plasmonic sensing devices would bring benefit to many end-users including: research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, optical instrumentation retailers and manufacturers, etc.