Construction and application of surface enhanced Raman spectrometer in biomolecules characterization
Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a powerful surface-sensitive analytical technique that utilizes Nano material to enhance Raman response to yield single molecule sensitivity in biomedical research. In this project, students will learn the foundation of SERS and enjoy a hands-on experience of constructing a SERS experimental platform. Biomolecules such as DNA and protein will be characterized using the device built by students to reveal structural information at the molecular level.
UROP1000 UROP1100 UROP2100 UROP3100 UROP4100
Applicants are expected to spend time in the research lab to construct optical setup.
Applicant's Learning Objectives:
Applicants are expected to obtain theoretical knowledge and instrumental skills of surface enhance Raman spectroscopy.