Chemical Physics of Photodeposition and Ablation Processes
Optical Spectroscopies on Plasmon Metal Nanostructures




Our common research line is the Physics and Chemistry of Nanostructures and Biosystems. Its scientific ancestors date back to the days of the “Junta de Ampliación de Estudios”, CSIC precursor, through the well known spectroscopist Miguel A. Catalán; later on within CSIC, atomic and molecular spectroscopies have played a leading role in a number of departments and institutes. This broad, traditional research line has given rise to the cutting-edge topics on optical spectroscopies and laser-induced processes (including Raman, fluorescence, UV-visible, infrared, emission, and laser-induced breakdown ) applied to nanostructures and biosystems, that constitute the core of the three present research lines:

  • Spectroscopic studies of the physical chemistry processes taking place at the laser-induced ablation plumes and photodissociation plasmas formed as intermediates in the deposition of nanostructured materials.

  • Biospectroscopic studies of structural and analytical aspects of biological substances/systems.

  • Experimental optical spectroscopies of a variety of molecules of chemical and biological interest on diverse metal nanostructures, along with theoretical analysis on the optical and spectroscopic properties of related metal nanoantennas.


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