Dr. Wei Wang won the Leibniz-IPHT award. Congratulations William, well deserved. description here

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Volker Deckert has been appointed as Chair Professor of the Changjiang Scholars Program at the Shaanxi Normal University until 2024. Together with his host Professor Zhenglong Zhang, a former Alexander von Humboldt Fellow now at the Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory of SNNU, they will use this great opportunity for teaching and collaborating on nanoscale optics and spectroscopy.

Check out the new video explaining the goals of the Polytarget collaborative research center.

New Image video of the Chemical Faculty.

A straight forward laser readout approach helps to improve the sensitivity of lateral flow assays. A first application on SARS-CoV-2 antibody detection demonstrates its quantitative detection potential. Last not least an inspiring international experience lead by IQSE at Texas A&M: See our new article in Appl. Phys. Lett.

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The combination of tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) and force-distance curves allows to correlate material property and structure of polymer nano particles. See our latest publication in Small about this collaborative effort between us and the Schacher group.

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Our latest research on quantitative near-field plasmon evaluation in Light: Science and Application is online, showing how simultaneous detection of Stokes/Anti_Stokes signals in TERS allows the in situ assessment of plasmon and temperature parameters.

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The chemical effect goes resonant – a full quantum mechanical approach on TERS. Great effort by our colleagues in Theoretical Chemistry towards full understanding of high resolution TERS data - and a nice collaboration in the frame work of the CRC/SFB 1375 NOA description here

Plasmon induced deprotonation - a nice correlation to our previous results has been accepted by the Analyst: The advanced article is available now Singh et al. Analyst, 2020, Advance Article.

Our collaborative work with the Yoshitake group, on nano diamond composite films is out and featured in Scilight. See the full manuscript at Appl. Phys. Lett. 116, 041601 (2020).

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Die nächste Forschergeneration am Institut für Physikalische Chemie. Besuch der Klasse 7g1 vom Adolf-Reichwein-Gymnasium in Jena.

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Big News! New Collaborative Research Center (SFB) Nonlinear optics down to atomic scales will be supported by the German Science Foundation. Congratulations to the organisers and all participants! Details here press release

Our results on TERS and PiFM correlation on MoS2 are available: Synergy of Photoinduced Force Microscopy and Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy—A Correlative Study on MoS2.

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ASAP article in JACS by He et al.: Tip-Enhanced Raman Imaging of Single-Stranded DNA with Single Base Resolution - very nice collaboration

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We are proud that Marie received the Young Researchers Award at ICORS 2018 on Jeju island.

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Congratulations to the organisers and all participants! New Collaborative Research Center (Transregio) between Ulm and Jena “CataLight” will be supported by the German Science Foundation.

Our latest review on "Latest instrumental developments and bioanalytical applications in tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy” has been published in TrAC. Congratulations Robert and Xiaobin. The article can be downloaded for free until May 7th!

Protein Handshake on the Nanoscale: How Albumin and Hemoglobin self assemble into Nanohybrid Fibers! a collaboration between our colleagues from material sciences and us. The nano scale investigation of the proteins self assemble will help to design bio inspired fibers with tailored properties. press release

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Recent publication
Kasia’s and Ludovic’s paper on the AFM supported Raman investigation of fatty acid uptake of single cells has been just published in The Analyst! Congratulations on the joint effort and hopefully the beginning of a closer cooperation between the Raman Imaging Group in Krakow and Jena…

Congratulations to our Research Partner Prof. Stefanie Gräfe on her ERC consolidator grant!

Recent publication
Congratulations to Marie and Zhenglong! Their Faraday Discussion paper on: "Plasmon induced polymerization using a TERS approach: a platform for nanostructured 2D/1D material production” is in press!

Recent publication 26.01.2018
A strong collaborative effort regarding:
On the Control of Chromophore Orientation, Supramolecular Structure, and Thermodynamic Stability of an Amphiphilic Pyridyl-Thiazol upon Lateral Compression and Spacer Length Variation.
has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. More...