Developing the latest in Nanotechnology

Nanosense is constantly experimenting with substrates and solutions to be used in a wide variety of applications

Nanoporous Substrates

Check out our free-standing, highly ordered optical sensing chips

Nanoparticle Solutions

Check out our Gold Nanosphere solutions available in several volumes (mL)

Who We Are

Here at NanoSense we strive to design and manufacture high-quality, cost competitive nanophotonic sensing substrates. 

As a new brand in a vastly expanding photonic substrate market, NanoSense stays up to date on emerging technologies to bring customers closer to their sensing goals. Our product line currently focuses on Nanoporous Anodic Aluminum Oxide (NAAO) substrates. Compared to surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates that are available on the market, NAAO substrates have extended sensing properties due to their label-free capabilities, thinly engineered surface layering, and ordered nanostructure arrays.  With these combined properties, our substrates perform “smarter” chemical sensing at the nanoscale.


NanoSense offers novel nanophotonic sensing substrates that are precisely engineered for environmental chemical sensing and molecular fingerprint identification. Our premiere substrates, Nanoporous Anodic Aluminum Oxide Sensing Chips (NAAO) and gold-coated Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering NAAO Chips (SERS-NAAO), are fabricated using inexpensive non-lithographic methods to produce chemically resistant, thermally stable, durable and biocompatible substrates. The enhanced sensing performance of NAAOs is based on the interaction between the incident light source (laser, white light, LED) and the nanopore-imbedded molecular system of choice. In addition to SERS, NAAO chips can be applied to multiple sensing platforms such as reflectometric interference spectroscopy (RIfS), surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy (SPR), and photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL).

Applications of our substrates

Label-Free Sensing Thin Layer Sensors Ordered Architecture
Raman and SERS Interferometer Size-dependent infiltration
Refractive index-based sensing Waveguide Molecular gating