MSc Project: Nanoparticles for Light-Matter Interaction

The aim of this project is to study the plasmonic properties of metal particles and optical properties of semiconductor nanoparticles (Quantum dots) with respect to light absorption. The motivation of this research is the beneficial effects for photovoltaics. In this project nanoparticles will be fabricated with a novel cluster source apparatus (see picture). The nanoparticles will be included in semiconductor thin films and studied with optical techniques such as optical absorption and luminescence spectroscopy. The nanoparticles will be characterized with optical absorption spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM).  
This experimental research contains aspects of solid state physics and optics at the nanoscale. Computer simulations (FDTD, inset) of the nanoparticle systems can also become a large part of the tasks.  

If you would like to know more about the possibilities then you can contact: Dr Marcel Di Vece, marcel.divece@unimi.it


Referent: Marcel Di Vece