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Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates.

Ocean Optics has introduced a new substrate for Raman spectroscopy applications. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrates are highly sensitive, stable and reliable, delivering precise trace-level Raman spectroscopy measurement in applications ranging from chemical and explosive agent detection, to authentication, contaminant screening and quality control in production environments and the laboratory.

Using precisely controlled gold nano particles, Ocean Optics SERS substrates amplify very weak Raman signals by many orders of magnitude. The result is fast, repeatable SERS measurements for the identification and quantification of SERS-active analytes. Detection at the parts per billion, and even parts per trillion, level are possible.

Ocean Optics' unique SERS substrate manufacturing method results in affordable mass production with high repeatability and customization options. Standard subsUates are microscope slide format with a 5mm diameter active area. Ocean Optics uses optical-grade borosilicate glass and high-performance silicone-based adhesive for compatibility with a wide range of solvents. Customized designs are available on demand with a choice of form factor such as swabs and coatings, as well as the ability to impart specificity to particular analytes.

SERS substtates work reliably with the complete range of Ocean Optics Raman instruments, including the IDRaman mini handheld Raman spectrometer.

Contact Ocean Optics on tel +31 26 319 0500 or visit

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Comment:Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates.(TECHNOLOGY: #foodtec: PLANT AND EQUIPMENT)
Publication:Food Trade Review
Date:Nov 1, 2014
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