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Nanotechnology Activities Survey in Spain

Name of the Laboratory Molecular NanoPhotonics
Department NanoPhotonics

ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, BIST - The Barcelona Institute of Science & Technology, ICREA - Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies

Institution (Acronym) ICFO, BIST and ICREA
Contact Person (e-mail) Niek van Hulst / VAN HULST, Niek F.
Address Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
Postal code 08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona) Catalunya
Autonomous Region
Country Spain
Phone +34 93 553 4036 / 4002
Fax +34 93 553 4000
Main Research Areas

* NanoPhotonics
* Single Molecule Detection
* NanoAntennas
* Coherent Control

Participating Projects

* LightNet, ERC-670949 -
Coordinator: Niek van Hulst: ERC Advanced Grant (2016-2020)

* IBIS, PoC, ERC-755196 -
Coordinator: Niek van Hulst: ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant (2017-2019)

* MUSIQ – Multiphoton Microscopy and Ultrafast Spectroscopy: Imaging Meets Quantum -
Coordinator: Paola Borri; B4 Molecular NanoPhotonics: Niek van Hulst: H2020 (2019-2022)

Three more relevant publications within 2016-2019

* 'Room-temperature ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopy of a single molecule'
  Matz Liebel, Costanza Toninelli, Niek F. van Hulst - Nature Photonics, 12, 45–49 (2018)

* 'Nanoscale mapping and control of antenna-coupling strength for bright single photon sources'
  Anshuman Singh, Pablo M de Roque, Gaëtan Calbris, James T. Hugall, and Niek F. van Hulst - NanoLetters, 18 (4), pp 2538–2544 (2018)

* 'Plasmonic Cavity Coupling'
  James T. Hugall, Anshuman Singh, and Niek F. van Hulst - ACS Photonics 5, 43-53 (2018)

Instruments and equipment available

* Nanoantenna scanning microscope & Coherent photon STM, for single molecule detection, local field mapping, phase mapping, coupling control
* Several confocal microscopes for single nanoparticle detection, pump-probe, exc/emission spectroscopy, Fourier imaging, lifetime imaging
* fs laser systems (Ti:S, OPO, SHG, broad band) - pulse shapers - pulse picker; white light lasers; CW-lasers
* NanoFabrication: e-beam-litho, Ga, Ne, He FIB-milling, RIE, ALD, ICP; NanoCharacterization: SEM, EDX, AFM, ellips-, profilometry...

Number of researchers (16)
Permanent positions (Prof, Dr) 1
PhD(contracted) 5
PhD Students 5
Technicians 0
Others 2
PhD 2016-2019 3
PhD Ramon y Cajal (currently) 0

Participation in other Networks

STREP-NanoVista; ESF-Plasmon-BioNanoSense; LaserLab Europe IV ; NEA-NanoPhotonics-Europe-Association; Catalan AGAUR-SGR1540; Spanish CONSOLIDER-NanoLight (continued at workshop level after research funding terminated)

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Nanotechnology for structural applications
Nano powered ceramics
Composite materials containing nanocrystals or powders
Materials based on carbon nanotubes or fullerenes
Nanoparticulate coatings
Other - specify: 2D-materials, biomolecules,..
NanoTechnology for information processing storage and transmission
Nanoelectronics, materials and devices
Optoelectronics/optical materials and devices
Magnetic materials and devices
Organic (opto) electronics
Other - specify: quantum nano-optics/plasmonics
Nano(bio)technology for medical applications
Drug encapsulation
Targeted drug delivery, molecular recognition
Other - specify: Nano-optical-imaging
Nanotechnology for sensor applications
Nanostructured sensors
Sensors based on biological molecules
Other - specify: Nanoantennas
Nanotechnology for (electro)chemical processing technologies
Catalysts or electrodes with nano-structured surface
Other - specify:
Long-term research with generic applications
Self- assembly
Quantum physics, mesoscopic systems, chemical
Interfacing to organic / biological molecules
Other - specify: health, energy, communication
Instruments and equipment, supporting sciences and technologies
Analytical equipment and techniques
Powder production and processing
Deposition equipment and techniques
Patterning equipment and techniques
Other - specify: Single molecule detection

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