Doctor Cristiano Matricardi from the NANOPTO Group defended his PhD thesis entitled "Hybrid plasmonic-photonic nanostructures for enhanced spectroscopy" and supervised by Agustín Mihi, on Friday, 21 February 2020 at the ICMAB. Congratulations for the good job! If you know more about him, his research and his future steps, continue reading!
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Describe in 1 word:
* Your research: Challenging
* Barcelona: Vibrant
* Your experience at ICMAB: Enriching
by Cristiano Matricardi, NANOPTO Group, ICMAB-CSIC
Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
Time: 11 am
Venue: ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
This work is dedicated to the nanofabrication, characterization, and application of complex plasmonic nanostructures with engineered optical properties. Large-area and homogeneous asymmetric plasmonic crystals were fabricated combining thermal nanoimprint lithography (top-down) with tilted thermal evaporation (bottom-up) while the merger of nanoimprint lithography and nanoparticle self-assembly have led to the fabrication of long-range homogeneous nanoparticles supercrystals. Both systems have been characterized in order to engineer their optical response and finally tested for surface-enhanced fluoresce and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.