Urinalysis by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Farquharson, Stuart; Lee, Yuan-Hsiang; Kwon, Hyeog; Shahriari, Mahmoud; Rainey, Petrie
January 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 504 Issue 1, p306
Academic Journal
The overall objective of this Small Business Technology Transfer Research program is the development of a fiber optic sensor suitable for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy that provides reversible, reproducible, quantitative measurements of trace chemicals. The sensor is intended to benefit NASA and the International Space Station in several areas. For example, the sensor could provide real-time measurements for space-based research in the areas of chemistry and biotechnology, it could provide continuous water quality monitoring in the life support systems, or it could provide astronaut health monitoring through urine and blood chemical analysis. This paper describes the development of the SERS based sensor and its application to astronaut health monitoring through urinalysis. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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