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SENSOR DEVICES COMPRISING A METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK MATERIAL AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

United States Patent Application

20160231233
A1
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Disclosed herein are embodiments of sensor devices comprising a sensing component able to determine the presence of, detect, and/or quantify detectable species in a variety of environments and applications. The sensing components disclosed herein can comprise MOF materials, plasmonic nanomaterials, or combinations thereof. In an exemplary embodiment, light guides can be coupled with the sensing components described herein to provide sensor devices capable of increased NIR detection sensitivity in determining the presence of detectable species, such as gases and volatile organic compounds. In another exemplary embodiment, optical properties of the plasmonic nanomaterials combined with MOF materials can be monitored directly to detect analyte species through their impact on external conditions surrounding the particle or as a result of charge transfer to and from the plasmonic material as a result of interactions with the plasmonic material and/or the MOF material.
Wang, Alan X. (Corvallis, OR), Chang, Chih-hung (Corvallis, OR), Kim, Ki-Joong (Corvallis, OR), Chong, Xinyuan (Corvallis, OR), Ohodnicki, Paul R. (Allison Park, PA)
Oregon State University (Corvallis OR), U.S. Department of Energy (Washington DC)
15/ 019,811
February 9, 2016
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FE0004000 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.