Group type: Experiment Research description: The Photonic Crystals Group is a multidisciplinary team devoted to basic research in photonic crystals and related systems. While Materials Science is capital in our research, some Fundamental Physics aspects are also central. Our main interest is photonic crystals, which we realize by means of colloidal self-assembly. We cover the
Group type: Theory Research description: The main goals of our research are: to understand the fundamentals of the light-matter interaction at the nanoscale, to discover new physical phenomena in the field of nanophotonics, to propose and design new applications exploiting these advances. In order to achieve these goals we employ different analytical and numerical approaches.
Group type: Experiment Research description: The goal of our research is to elucidate the laws of magnetism, optics, and electronics at the scale of atoms and molecules. We use low-temperature Scanning-Probe Microscopy to study the basic quantum phenomena behind the macroscopic behavior of matter and to manipulate their basic atomic components. Our research lines study
Group type: Experiment Research description Our goal is to explore new physical phenomena using nanomechanical resonators based on single nanoscale objects, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and monolayer semiconductors. A carbon nanotube resonator can be described as a nanoscale guitar string, whereas a graphene resonator can be thought of as a drum membrane that is