Chemical Sensing with Photonic Nanostructures and Ionic Liquid Films
This project aims to develop a highly sensitive chemical sensing technology by exploiting the properties of electromagnetic waves at the interface between photonic nanostructures and ionic liquid thin films. High sensitivity enabled by the photonic nanostructure and analyte-selectivity obtained by the ionic liquid layer are combined for a low-cost, low-power, miniaturizable, drift-free optical sensing mechanism with minimal maintenance.
This is a collaborative project where we partner with Profs. Michael Hinczewski and Giuseppe Strangi from Physics and Prof. UmutGurkan from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at CWRU.