Optical control and probing the properties of complex thermodynamic systems


Metallic nanoparticles constitute specific non-structures due to their unique properties, which enable multiple applications in many fields of science and technology. The aim of the project is to investigate the possibility of synthesis, visualization and controlling the thermodynamic properties of metallic nanoparticles as efficient bio-sensors. The project implements interdisciplinary approach and is composed of three complementary work packages: (1) Synthesis of metallic nanoparticles of controlled morphology and studies of their sensor functionality; (2) Development of optical methods for their dynamic control and interaction with the analyte; (3) Assessment of thermodynamic and spectroscopic properties of the system using ultra-precise cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS). The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under Regional Operational Programme of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship for 2007-2013, and by the means of Polish budget.

Budget: 999 998,20 PLN
Implementation period: 07/2014-07/2015
Project ID: RPKP 05.04.00-04-006/13
Contract ID: WP-II-P.433.5.10.2014