SERS Detection of Melamine

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GRØN DYST 2014 Technical University of Denmark

SERS Detection of Melamine
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Author: Students from NTU-RPI-DTU Innovation workshop (Nanyang Technological University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Technical University of Denmark)
Date: 2014-06-27     Track: Main     Session: 1

In recent years toxic melamine has been added to various dairy products in order to boost the apparent protein content at a low cost. Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy has been shown to be a possible method for rapid detection of malicious melamine additives to dairy products. Using state of the art Raman effect enhancing substrates developed at DTU Nanotech, we aim at developing a rapid method of detecting trace levels of melamine in various test solutions as well as dairy products.