Control of charge carrier dynamics and fluorescence blinking in nanomaterials

Groundbreaking advances in photo-voltaic and optoelectronic technologies depend mostly on a realization of novel materials having unique optical properties.

We focus a part of our effort on the design and development of novel photo-active nanomaterials in one, two, and three dimensions, with an emphasis on precisely controlling the optical activity.

Organic and inorganic molecules are our raw materials and wet thermal chemistry and photochemistry are our tools. By optimally controlling the size, shape, and composition of nanomaterials, we generate unique fluorescence, phosphorescence and photothermal properties.

Subsequently, such nanomaterials will be applied to selected problems in biosensing, bioimaging, energy harvesting, and environmental remediation.