Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

NanomaterialsTrends - Hybrid nanocomposites and nanogranular materials

Brescia, 13-14 September 2018

Nanocomposite films (NF), composed by metallic nanoparticles embedded in a solid dielectric matrix, and nanogranular materials (NM), a two-phase system composed by nanoscale grains loosely interacting and separated by voids, are currently at the forefront of research.
NF are the basic building blocks of the recently developed field of Hybrid Nanophotonics, based on Metal-dielectric (hybrid) nanostructures that show moderate dissipative losses, resonant optical magnetic response, strong nonlinear optical properties. These materials promise the development of ultrasensitive biological sensors and other devices whose operating principles are based on localization of an electromagnetic field at the nanometer scale. NM of metal or metal/dielectric grains demonstrated very interesting electrical and magnetic properties and promising potential for neuromorphic computation, gas sensing and storage, water purification and even antibacterial coatings.
The aim of the workshop is to capture the rapidly growing interest of experts in synthesis, characterization and theoretical methods to foster the exchange of collaborations on possibly overlapping subjects.

Invited speakers

Aleandro Antidormi
University of Cagliari,
Cagliari, Italy

Michele Brun
University of Cagliari,
Cagliari, Italy

Emanuele Cavaliere
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,
Brescia, Italy

Costantino De Angelis
University of Brescia,
Brescia, Italy

Giuseppe Della Valle
Politecnico di Milano,
Milan, Italy

Franz Faupel
Institute of Material Science,
Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel, Germany

Monica Ferraris
Politecnico di Torino,
Torino, Italy

Giridhar Kulkarni
Center for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences,
Bangalore, India

Sergey Makarov
ITMO & MetaLab,
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Bruno Masenelli
INL Lyon, France

Dragomir Neshev
Australian National University,
Canberra, Australia

Mihail Petrov
ITMO & MetaLab,
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Dario Pisignano
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy

Rosaria Rinaldi
Università del Salento,
Lecce, Italy

Andrey A. Sukhorukov
Australian National University,
Canberra, Australia