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OnderzoekZernike (ZIAM)Optical Spectroscopy of Functional Nanosystems

Optical Spectroscopy of Functional Nanosystems

Nanophotonics and molecular electronics are rapidly evolving fields with many promising applications ahead. The challenge is to identify suitable materials and nanostructures to enable or to optimise the desired functionality. The research in our group focuses on organic functional materials and supramolecular (nano)systems that are relevant for these fields. We want to understand how energy flows through such system, how light propagates within nanostructures, how we can actively control energy flow and / or light propagation, and in general we want to learn about the optical and electronic properties of these materials. Ultimately, our work should help to design new, more efficient architectures, e.g. for nanophotonic applications and light-energy conversion based on organic molecules.