Nanoparticles and their applications
Goal
The applications of nanoparticles in research and innovation are multiple and cover large fields. The aim of this course is to present the main areas of application of nanoparticles in current research. In addition, the specific properties of selected types of particles will be discussed as well as surface functionalization strategies required for realizing the presented applications. The course is structured into three modules differentiated by the types of application.
 
Content
1.    Optoelectronic and energy applications
  • Novel types of semiconductor nanocrystals: ternary quantum dots, carbon/graphene nanodots, metal halide perovskite nanocrystals
  • Photovoltaics and photodetectors
  • Thermoelectricity
  • LEDs, lasing, single-photon emitters
  • Gas sensors
2.    Biological applications
  • drug delivery - therapy
  • Imaging
  • bio-sensors, chemo-sensors
3.    Catalysis applications
  • Porous materials
  • Metal nanoparticle applications
  • Photocatalytic applications
  • Hybrid materials