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Analytical Chemistry | Inorganic Chemistry | Materials Chemistry | Physical Chemistry
Raman Spectroscopy, SERS, Sufentanil, Silver Nano Island Films, Heritage Research, Edo Period
In this dissertation are presented three projects that contribute to the body of research on SERS in the forensic, heritage, and semiconductor fields. The first project, Charge-Transfer mapping on GaN/Ag, a silver-decorated nanopillar semiconductor substrate fabricated from the GaN is used with the Raman probe Rhodamine 6 G (R6G) to map the effect of the nanofeatures on the CT resonance. The second project, in collaboration with Marco Leona from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, explores the use of AgNIFs to identify colorants used on textile fiber samples from four 19th century works of Japanese art. The final project analyzes the effect of time and aggregating salt used on AgNP aggregation for the detection of fentanyl and its derivative sufentanil. What links these projects is their focus on furthering the use of SERS for the detection of trace materials.
Kirkland, Omari, "SERS for the Detection of Trace Materials" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.
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