Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150101939 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

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Researchers Dr Antonio Tricoli; Dr Thomas White; A/Prof Takuya Tsuzuki; Dr Mahnaz Shafiei; Dr Samuel Ippolito; Prof Wojtek Wlodarski; Dr Andrea Di Falco

Brief description We will use plasmonic absorption of light in metal nanostructures to activate the selective oxidation/reduction of a gas molecule on a semiconductor nanoparticle. This concept will be used to develop a sensing technique capable of measuring ultra-low concentrations (ppb) of breath markers for lung cancer detection. We will fabricate porous sensing films of semiconductor and metal nanoparticles with well-defined light absorption properties. Superior selectivity will be achieved by matching the wavelength of the absorbed light with the required activation energy for oxidation/reduction. This will enable multi-analyte fingerprint identification by on-chip devices with applications ranging from portable medical diagnostics to national security.

Funding Amount 434300

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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