- Octahedral cuprous oxide crystals on a thin continuous film.
- Au nanoisland film sputtered with Cr.
- Colloidal Au nanoparticles self-assembled on the surface of Au nanoislands.
- Cross-section of a Au nanoisland film covered with a polyelectrolyte multilayer and Cr.
The Functional Nanomaterials group, headed by Prof. Israel Rubinstein, focuses its research
in the general area of nanochemistry, namely the preparation, study and applications of novel
architectures controlled on the nanometer scale. This includes:
- Development of nanostructured materials using self-assembly schemes
- Nanostructured metal and metal oxide films
- Localized plasmon transducers for sensing applications
The objective is to develop new approaches to the construction of nanomaterials, as well as
applications of the newly developed nanostructures.