Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
An Au@SiO2 core-shell nanostar structure was synthesized along with CuInS2 quantum dots. The quantum dots display near-infrared fluorescence. In this work, the nanostar structure was functionalized with antibodies and then was utilized as a SERS probe for drug metabolite detection. Drugs are an illicit substance that police, medics, and hospitals need to know if an individual is under the influence of but that individual will not always be willing or able to provide that information. A sensor based on this new probe has been developed for detection of drug metabolites in buffer.
Boryczka, Jennifer, "Plasmon-Enhanced Optical Probes for Sensing of Drug Metabolite" (2020). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7686.