Laser Assisted Synthesis and Plasmonics (LASP)


Teacher in charge: Prof. Vincenzo Amendola


The research activity of LASP lab relies in the laser-based synthesis of nanomaterials in liquid environment, from fundamentals to applications in photonics, catalysis and nanomedicine. Special focus is devoted to the development of multifunctional nanoparticles and nanoalloys, exploitable as multifunctional plasmonic materials, multimodal contrast agents, theranostic tools, active layers in solar cells or as catalytic substrates. The experimental and theoretical investigation of plasmonic properties of metal nanoparticles is also pursued with the aim of studying “ordinary” and “advanced” photonic phenomena such as plasmon enhanced electromagnetic effects, plasmonic heating, magneto-plasmonics or self-healing optical nanosystems.