Date Awarded

Summer 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Department

Chemistry

Advisor

Kristin L Wustholz

Committee Member

Elizabeth J Harbron

Committee Member

Michael J Kelley

Abstract

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy is a powerful analytical technique with widespread applications. In this work, SERS applications in the realms of art conservation and biosensing are reviewed. First, the theory of this unambiguous and ultrasensitive technique is explained. Next, a review of the pedagogical journey in art conservation research through the lenses of undergraduates is offered in Chapter 2, a chapter recently submitted to the American Chemical Society. Finally, an investigation in biosensing SERS is explored with developing a SERS pH sensitive probe while offering new insight into SERS capabilities and the relationship between analyte and nanoparticle.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.21220/s2-atxh-8g14

Rights

© The Author

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