Antonios Kanaras

School of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK SO171BJ

Inorganic nanoparticles: Synthesis, Surface Functionalization, Properties and Applications


Colloidal nanocrystals are employed in several fields of science ranging from biology and medicine and the development of new diagnostic methods, drug delivery, and imaging, to physics and engineering and the fabrication of novel devices for energy conversion and storage. The major reason for the vast range of applications of colloidal nanocrystals is the ability to easily tune the density of their electronic states, which allows the control of their magnetic, optical, electrical, catalytic and mechanical properties, characteristic for different materials. The control over the properties of these nanocrystals can be achieved by chemically adjusting their size, shape, and composition as well as by carefully selecting the organic molecules to coat their surface.

In this presentation I will discuss general strategies to control the morphology and functionality of colloidal nanocrystals and I will show our recent developments producing strategically engineered nanocrystals and using them in physicochemical applications.

Date: 8/1/2018
Time:14:00 (coffee & cookies will be served at 00:00)
Place:FORTH Seminar Room 1