Silicon-based Nanomaterials for Highly-sensitive Detection of Carcinogenic Chemicals and Food Dyes

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This project will develop innovative nanomaterials for chemoanalytical and food safety applications. We will use our proprietary and patent-protected growth method. Oxide-Assisted Growth (OAG), as a platform to fabricate a wide variety of silicon-based nanomaterials with outstanding quality and desired morphology (nanowires, hybrid nanostructures, etc.). The silicon-based nanomaterials will be used for a supporting substrate in Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) for ultra-sensitive detection of harmful food dyes and chemicals such as Suda Red, Malachite green and their analogies. The project will spawn innovative technique to monitor food safety in Hong Kong and mainland China


Project number9440067
Grant typeITF
Effective start/end date1/10/0831/03/10