Iwan Moreels

     Ghent University, Belgium

Invited Speakers
Raffaella Buonsanti
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH
Andreas Riedinger
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, DE
Alexander Urban
Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich, DE
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nanoGe Online Meetup Conference

The online seminar Shape-Controlled Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Characterization Methods and Applications took place on May 7th 2020.


This e-symposium covered the latest advances in synthesis of shape-controlled nanocrystals, as well as the recent developments in methods and techniques that allow to study both the growth and the final particle morphology, on a global as well as atomic scale. It also discussed the unique assemblies that such particles allow for, both as close-packed thin films, or in composites.

Two decades ago, we saw the birth of shape-controlled colloidal nanocrystals. Today, state-of-the-art synthesis can produce a wide variety of single-composition and heterostructured nanocrystals, from 0D spheres, cubes, pyramids, over 1D nanorods and single- and dual-core heterorods, tetrapods, octapods, to 2D nanoplatelets, and many other combinations of such morphologies. These particles exhibit unique optoelectronic properties, and can assemble into anisotropic superstructures. As a consequence, a new generation of applications that show improved performance by exploiting the nanocrystal shape is currently under development.


Topics to be covered by the conference:
  • Synthesis of Shape-controlled 0D, 1D, and 2D Colloidal Nanocrystals
  • Advanced Structural, and Optoelectronic Characterization Methods
  • Photophysics of Shape-controlled Nanocrystals
  • Processing of Shape-controlled Nanocrystals into Functional Films and Composites
  • Optoelectronic and Photonic Applications
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