Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $435,070)
The work carried out in Phase I of the research project demonstrated that Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) is a valuable technique for the identification of organic colorants used in inks and for the dyeing of textile fibers, as well as for trace analysis of pharmaceuticals and of drugs of abuse. During Phase II the researchers plan to continue developing the SERS database and investigate emerging methods for completely non-destructive SERS analysis of documents and textile fibers. In addition, problematic ink systems such as gel pen inks and black inks will be investigated with the aim of creating a combined normal Raman / SERS approach to their characterization.
- Investigating the Effectiveness of the School Security Climate on Student Connectedness and School Performance
- Delinquency and Crime from Adolescence Through Young Adulthood: The Crossroads Study
- Delinquent and Criminal Behaviors of Parents and Their Adolescent Children: A Prospective Intergenerational Study of Children of Former Juvenile Offenders