Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Report
Analytical Chemistry | Materials Chemistry
Funds were requested to support one student, Evan Carlson, to investigate the development of a calcium sensor using calcein blue embedded in a sol-gel matrix using fluorescence and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) with me. This project builds upon my previous research involving the development of new host materials for chemically active dyes that can be used to determine the amount of calcium or iron in water. The goals of this project are twofold: to determine 1) if new materials can be made containing calcein blue that can be detected using SERS and fluorescence spectroscopy and 2) if these methods of detection can quantitatively determine the amount of calcium in solution.
Atkinson, Elizabeth, "Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Report" (2015). Post-Grant Reports. Report. Submission 26.