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Metal oxide nanocrystals as optically driven dynamic manipulators of local (opto)electronic properties

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Project "MOPTOPus" data sheet

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Organization address
address: VIA MOREGO 30
city: GENOVA
postcode: 16163

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 262˙269 €
 EC max contribution 262˙269 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2020-03-01


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 Project objective

Contactless manipulation of nanomaterials to map critical properties at their native length scale is of major importance for the study of the local structure-properties relationship. To this aim we will implement plasmonic degenerately doped metal oxide nanocrystals (MO NCs) with carrier densities around 10^21 cm^-3 and localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs) in the near infrared (NIR) as optically driven contactless nanostructures to dynamically manipulate local optoelectronic properties. Capacitive charging upon photo-doping enables the optical regulation of their carrier density, leading to contactless nano-gates for the nanometer scale manipulation of local potentials. Intentional charge release upon plasmon induced ‘hot’ electron extraction through excitation of the LSPR facilitates local charge transfer, resulting in a light driven nano-manipulator converting local light energy into electrical energy based entirely on optical triggers. Appropriately designed MO core-shell NCs will be prepared to establish photo-doping, charge storage and ‘hot’ electron extraction, and to extract critical physical and chemical parameters. The nano-devices will be employed to actively manipulate and elucidate the local optoelectronic properties of layered two dimensional materials which are extremely susceptible to local electrostatic field and potential changes. Hybrid structure formation is accomplished by depositing the MO nano-devices on top of the nanostructure, while nanoscale manipulation of the local potential and/or localized charge transfer is triggered by light pulses, leading to a contactless nano-device for local optoelectronic manipulation. The successful participation in the MCIF will enhance the innovative potential of the fellow diversifying her individual competences, allowing her to acquire new knowledge and open career possibilities by establishing a new research vision with high potential for applications in interdisciplinary fields.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Ilka Kriegel, Michele Guizzardi, Francesco Scotognella
Tantalum Arsenide-Based One-Dimensional Photonic Structures
published pages: 139-144, ISSN: 2571-6131, DOI: 10.3390/ceramics1010012
Ceramics 1/1 2019-10-08
2018 Ankit Agrawal, Ilka Kriegel, Evan L. Runnerstrom, Francesco Scotognella, Anna Llordes, Delia J. Milliron
Rationalizing the Impact of Surface Depletion on Electrochemical Modulation of Plasmon Resonance Absorption in Metal Oxide Nanocrystals
published pages: 2044-2050, ISSN: 2330-4022, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b01587
ACS Photonics 5/5 2019-10-08
2017 Tatjana Stoll, Federico Branchi, Julien Réhault, Francesco Scotognella, Francesco Tassone, Ilka Kriegel, Giulio Cerullo
Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy Unravels sub-100 fs Electron and Hole Relaxation Dynamics in Cd-Chalcogenide Nanostructures
published pages: 2285-2290, ISSN: 1948-7185, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00682
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 8/10 2019-10-08
2018 Giuseppe M. Paternò, Chiara Iseppon, Alessia D’Altri, Carlo Fasanotti, Giulia Merati, Mattia Randi, Andrea Desii, Eva A. A. Pogna, Daniele Viola, Giulio Cerullo, Francesco Scotognella, Ilka Kriegel
Solution processable and optically switchable 1D photonic structures
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21824-w
Scientific Reports 8/1 2019-10-08
2017 Ilka Kriegel, Francesco Scotognella
Magneto-optical switching in microcavities based on a TGG defect sandwiched between periodic and disordered one-dimensional photonic structures
published pages: 249-255, ISSN: 0030-4026, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijleo.2017.05.091
Optik 142 2019-10-08
2017 Ilka Kriegel, Francesco Scotognella, Liberato Manna
Plasmonic doped semiconductor nanocrystals: Properties, fabrication, applications and perspectives
published pages: 1-52, ISSN: 0370-1573, DOI: 10.1016/j.physrep.2017.01.003
Physics Reports 674 2019-09-13
2017 Yi Xie, Wenhui Chen, Giovanni Bertoni, Ilka Kriegel, Mo Xiong, Neng Li, Mirko Prato, Andreas Riedinger, Ayyappan Sathya, Liberato Manna
Tuning and Locking the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonances of CuS (Covellite) Nanocrystals by an Amorphous CuPd x S Shell
published pages: 1716-1723, ISSN: 0897-4756, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b05184
Chemistry of Materials 29/4 2019-09-13

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