Topics

Synthesis of metallic and semiconducting nanostructures by wet chemistry and template replication
Synthesis of composites materials based on insulating/conducting polymers and carbon nanoparticles (carbon nanotubes, fullerene, graphene, nanodiamond, etc.)
Chalcogenide and photonic crystals
Non-linear and linear optical properties of metallic and semiconducting nanoparticles with different morphological shapes: whiskers, flowers, sphere, rod and tubes.
Interfacial properties of liquids (surface/interface tension, contact angle, anchoring energy, wetting/adhesion properties) as function of the temperature.
Crystal growth and films/structures preparation based on bioorganic compounds and macromolecular or organic compounds
Applications in energy storage: supercapacitors, rechargeable lithium battery
Applications in energy conversion: solar cells
Applications in sensors and biosensors field
Application in photonic field

Methods

Raman Scattering including Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering and Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering
UV-VIS-NIR and IR absorption spectroscopy
Photoluminescence  including Spectral Time Resolved Photoluminescence
Thermoluminescence
Conductivity and Photoconductivity
Electrochemical deposition
Polarized light microscopy with hot stage (eye observing or using video camera)
Drop Shape Analysis System for interfacial properties
Density measurements as function of the temperature (up to 90 0C)
Impedance, dielectric loss, dielectric permittivity, conductivity determination by broadband dielectric spectroscopy (3x10-5 – 3x109 Hz) in a large temperature interval (-160 – 400 0C)
Transition temperatures and mass composition by thermal analysis measurements (DSC, TG-DTA)
Vacuum deposition of multi layer organic structures
Atomic Force Microscopy
Near Field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM)
Langmuir-Blodgett mono and multi layers films deposition
Melt growth of organic crystals
Solution growth of bio/organic crystals
Spin coating deposition of thin films