Join us at the American Chemical Society’s 2019 Southwest Regional and Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Aug. 19th

Hi everyone,

I am organizing a symposium during the ACS Southwest Regional and Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting. The title of the symposium is:

Light for energy: photonic and thermal nanotechnology

This symposium will focus on how light can be utilized as energy source in multiple ways thanks to nanotechnology. Topics will range from LEDs to solar cells to solar desalination and more. If you are interested, see more info here:

http://swrm.org/home.html hashtagnanotechnology hashtagphotonics

Interband transitions are more efficient than plasmonic excitations for ultrafast melting!

Have a look to our recent paper where we show how reshaping of metallic nanoparticles happens at lower power when exciting at interband wavelengths, despite the lower absorption cross section!

Interband Transitions Are More Efficient Than Plasmonic Excitation in the Ultrafast Melting of Electromagnetically Coupled Au Nanoparticles – J. Phys. Chem. C20191232716943-16950

Response to Comment on “Quantifying hot carrier and thermal contributions in plasmonic photocatalysis”

Our Technical Comment has been recently published on Science. If you are interested look at it here:

Response to Comment on “Quantifying hot carrier and thermal contributions in plasmonic photocatalysis”

Also look at the original report by L. Zhou et. al. here:

Quantifying hot carrier and thermal contributions in plasmonic photocatalysis

 

Using fluorescence from nanoparticles for point-of-care analysis

A work in collaboration with University of Naples Federico II and University of Foggia has just been accepted in Applied Materials & Interfaces. Thanks to Andrea Schirato for the work on electromagnetic calculations to reproduce the interaction between gold clusters and incident radiation!

Biosensor for point-of-care analysis of immunoglobulins in urine by metal enhanced fluorescence from gold nanoparticles

Giant Chiroptical Modulation from Achiral Nanostructures!

Paper on chiroptical modulation just published in ACS Nano! Congrats to Kyle Smith and Lauren McCarthy (Link’s group)!:

Exploiting Evanescent Field Polarization for Giant Chiroptical Modulation from Achiral Gold Half-Rings

ACS Nano, Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b07060

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.8b07060?mi=aayia761&af=R&AllField=nano&target=default&targetTab=std

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