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Lecture Andrea Callegari


19 May 2005 FWN-Building 5118.-152, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Dr. Andrea Callegari
Affiliation: Laboratory of Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Switzerland
Title: Nano-structured matter: a challenge, a tool and an opportunity
Date: Thu May 19, 2005
Start: 09.00
Location: FWN-Building 5118.-152
Host: J. Knoester
Telephone: +31 50 363 4369


Matter organized at the nanometer scale is one of today's great scientific challenges and technological opportunities. In this talk, I will briefly discuss some of the fundamental and practical reasons that make nanomatter "different" from both the macroscopic and the atomic/molecular world. I will, then, focus on their optical properties, presenting some recent results on the ultrafast dynamics of metal nanoparticles with photochemically controlled size and shape, and discussing the use of this particles as local probes in near-field optical microscopy.
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