Nanostructured Particles Research Group
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The Nanostructured Particles Research Group is a sub-group of the Institute of Particle Technology (LFG) based at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. Our research is concerned with the synthesis, processing and application of complex functional particles using colloidal techniques, keeping a close eye on scalability and reproducibility of the processes used. Areas of particular interest include patchy and Janus particles synthesised using template-free heterogeneous nucleation and growth; particles with geometrically tuneable plasmon resonances; and structured particle thin films formed by self- and directed-assembly. The group is also significantly involved in a wider collaboration initially established within the Cluster of Excellence EAM to design and build optimized nanostructured optical particles using a unique combination of numerical, physical and chemical approaches. From 2020 onwards this significant research undertaking will be the focus of Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1411 – Design of Particulate Products.