Research within KHeaT

Research activities in the Luminescent Nanocrystals (LNC) group:

controlled synthesis of high quality core and core-shell nanocrystals,
advanced structural characterization,
photoluminescence properties,
surface functionalization.

A wide variety of compositions (e.g. rare earth-based fluorides, metal halide perovskites, metal oxides) and architectures (e.g. multi-shell) are investigated to target technological applications in three main fields:

1)health technologies (imaging, sensing, and therapy)
2)energy (photovoltaics, lighting),
3)catalysis (heterogeneous photocatalysis).

The main objective of the LNC group is to understand the structure-property relationships of inorganic nanocrystals to optimize their properties depending on the targeted application.