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Dr. Cristiane Höppener - Nanospectroscopy Group

Address: Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Nanospectroscopy - Deckert Group
Lessingstraße 10
07743 Jena

Room: 138

Tel.: 03641 - 948 358
Fax: 03641 - 948 302



I work at the edge of physics, chemistry and biology with a main focus on the investigation of nanoscale optical phenomena and their application to interdisciplinary issues. In particular, optical near-field effects are exploited to control the light matter interaction and are applied for super-resolution microscopy as well as for nanoscale spectroscopy. As such optical antennas formed of noble metal nanoparticles are used to address organic materials with single-molecule sensitivity and to manipulate energy transfer processes. Nanoparticle gap antennas provide high flexibility in terms of tailoring their plasmon resonances, the light confinement and electromagnetic field enhancement. Utilizing nanolensing effects of self-similar structures, e.g., nanoparticle trimer antennas, optical antennas are fabricated with advanced properties for studying luminescent materials and bio matter.

Currently, I work on the investigation of surface characteristics and structural changes in block copolymer nanoparticles by means of TERS. This project is part of the new collaborative research center 1278 “PolyTarget” established at the FSU Jena.

Selected Publications:

  1. A. A. Womiloju, C. Höppener, U. S. Schubert, S. Höppener
    Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Core–Shell Nanoparticles—Insights into the Growth of Different Geometries.
    Part Part Syst Charact, 2020, 37, 7, 2000019.
  1. C. Höppener, F. H. Schacher, V. Deckert
    Multimodal Characterization of Resin Embedded and Sliced Polymer Nanoparticles by Means of Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Force–Distance Curve Based Atomic Force Microscopy.
    Small, 2020, 16, 17, 1907418.
  1. T. Koch, C. Höppener, N.L. Doltsinis,
    Conformation-dependent phosphorescence emission of individual mononuclear ruthenium-(ii)–bis-terpyridine complexes.
    Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2018, 20, 38, 24921.
  1. J.F. Herrmann, C. Höppener,
    Dumbbell gold nanoparticle dimer antennas with advanced optical properties.
    Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 2018, 9, 2188.
  1. J. F. Herrmann, F. Kretschmer, S. Hoeppener, C. Hoeppener, U. S. Schubert,
    Ordered Arrangement and Optical Properties of Silica - Stabilized Gold Nanoparticle PNIPAM Core–Satellite Clusters for Sensitive Raman Detection.
    Small, 2017, ASAP.
  1. J. F. Herrmann, P. S. Popp, A. Winter, U. S. Schubert, C. Hoeppener,
    Antenna-Enhanced Triplet-State Emission of Individual Mononuclear Ruthenium(II)-Bis-terpyridine Complexes Reveals Their Heterogeneous Photophysical Properties in the Solid State.
    ACS Photonics, 2016, 3, 10, 1897.
  1. P.S. Popp, J.F. Herrmann, E.-C. Fritz, B.J. Ravoo and C. Höppener,
    Impact of the nanoscale gap morphology on the plasmon coupling in asymmetric nanoparticle dimer antennas.
    Small, 2016, 12, 12, 1897.
  1. C. Höppener, P. Bharadwaj and L. Novotny,
    Self-similar colloidal antennas for cascaded field enhancement.
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 2012, 109, 11, 17402.
  1. C. Höppener and L. Novotny,
    Exploiting the light-matter interaction for biomolecular sensing and imaging.
    Q. Rev. Biophys., 2012, 45, 2, 209.
  1. C. Höppener and L. Novotny,
    Antenna-Based Optical Imaging of Single Ca2+ Transmembrane Proteins in Liquids.
    Nano Lett., 2008, 8, 2, 642.