Our group is actively developing a research portfolio
focused on the self-assembly and single molecule/particle optical characterization of
hybrid nanomaterials with potential for solar energy conversion and biosensing. This includes hybrid
organic/inorganic nanomaterials, biological/inorganic nanostructures and
photonic (conjugated) polymers. We also
develop advanced optical imaging and probing tools with single molecule
sensitivity for energy and charge transfer studies.
The single molecule spectroscopy effort at Brookhaven
National Laboratory is led by
Mircea Cotlet, PhD, and
SoftNanoBio theme (team leader Oleg Gang,
PhD) of the
Center for Functional Nanomaterials
(director Emilio Mendez, PhD).
We provide instrumentation and expertise in
advanced optical microscopy characterization, including single molecule methods
through the CFN user program to academia and industry. Please feel free
to navigate our website to learn about our
available within the user program and the path
to become a user
of our facility.