Physical properties of nanoparticles

Bad Honnef Physics School

Su, 26.07.2015 15:45  –   Fr, 31.07.2015 12:15
Christian Klinke (University of Hamburg) and Nikolai Gaponik (University of Dresden)
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation
Contact person:
Victor Gomer,


Physical properties of nanoparticles: Characterization and applications

supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation

Organized by
Christian Klinke (University of Hamburg) and Nikolai Gaponik (University of Dresden)

26 - 31 July, 2015, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

In recent years enormous improvements have been achieved in the synthesis of nanoparticles using colloidal chemistry. This holds true for the number of materials synthesized, their quality in terms of crystallinity and monodispersity, their functionality and functionalization, the tunablility of size and shape control. Nowadays, it is feasible to prepare colloidal nanoparticles with a large variety of robust physical properties which results mainly from their large surface-to-volume ratio and/or from the quantum confinement of their electrons and holes, but also plasmonic effects and assembly play a big role. The development of such materials has led to a broad range and ever increasing number of applications amongst which are solar cells, LEDs, fuel cells, bio-imaging and bio-labeling, inexpensive transistors, sensors, catalysts and many more.

In this summer school the basics of the synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles, the resulting physical properties and their applications will be reviewed. A broad range of characterization techniques will be introduced by experts in the field which provides an ideal forum for Master and PhD students to become acquainted with the topic and to initiate further discussions.

The participants are expected to present their own work in the form of posters.
Speakers and topics
• Prof. Marcus Bäumer (University of Bremen): Nanoparticles in catalysis
• Prof. Andreu Cabot (University of Barcelona): Colloidal Nanocrystals for solar energy conversion
• Dr. Tristan Cren (Sorbonne University Paris): Electronic properties of individual nanoparticles
• Prof. Jochen Feldmann (LMU Munich): Nanoparticle optics
• Prof. Nikolai Gaponik (University of Dresden): Nanocrystal‐Based Aerogels: Material Aspects and Application Perspectives
• Dr. Stephen Hickey (University of Dresden): Nanoparticles in electrochemistry
• Prof. Ana Hungria (University of Cadiz): Nanoparticle analysis with TEM methods
• Prof. Beatriz H. Juarez (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid): Synthesis of nanoparticles I, II
• Prof. Maksym Kovalenko (ETH Zurich): Precisely engineered colloidal nanomaterials as electrode materials in rechargeable batteries
• Prof. Liberato Manna (IIT Genoa): Colloidal Inorganic Nanocrystals: their Synthesis, Assembly and the Study of their Chemical and Structural Transformations
• Prof. Alf Mews (University of Hamburg): Optical properties of individual nanoparticles
• Prof. Romain Quidant (ICFO Barcelona): Novel nano-optical tools for the detection and manipulation of biomolecules
• Dr. Marcus Scheele (University of Tübingen): Charge-Carrier Transport in Quantum Dot Solids;
Fundamentals of Nanostructured Bulk Thermoelectrics – Is there a future beyond the Wiedemann-Franz paradigm?
• Prof. Daniel Vanmaeckelbergh (University of Utrecht): Nanocrystal self-assembly: from hard spheres to oriented attachment I, II


Registered participants

FEES 200 € full board and accommodation (for DPG* members 100 € )
* The German Physical Society (DPG)

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