Nanostructures with controlled dimensions where magnetic and optical properties coexist are most promising for innovative technologies. A major focus of our team entails the combination of chemistry and physics for the development of inorganic materials with potential in diverse applications (e.g. ranging from information storage to biomedical imaging/therapy). For this purpose elaborate colloidal chemistry strategies are employed to control the nucleation and growth of nanocrystals (NCs) at elevated temperatures, while their multifunctional character is studied by bulk (e.g. magnetometry) and local probe techniques (e.g. transmission electron microscopy).
Liberato Manna, Roman Kranhe; IIT, Genova, Italy
Davide Cozzoli; NNL, Lecce, Italy
Alessandro Lascliarfari, Phys. Dept., University of Milan, Italy
Alexis Douvalis; Phys. Dept., UOI, Greece