By using self-assembly as the basis for our fabrication we ensure our developed nanotechnologies are scalable whilst still offering the highest field enhancements. 

Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)

SERS allows us to study the behaviour of even single molecules in real-time. This provides valuable insights into the behaviour of molecules undergoing optically driven transformations. Resolving sub-angstrom ambient motion through reconstruction from vibrational spectra

Machine learning

Using advanced machine learning methods large datasets can be rapidly processes, allowing us to study the behaviour of metals and molecules at heterogeneous interfaces.

Mapping Atomic-Scale Metal–Molecule Interactions: Salient Feature Extraction through Autoencoding of Vibrational Spectroscopy Data

Tuning optical properties

Optical properties of self-assembled nanoarchitectures can be tuned readily tuned. This allows for great versatility and optimisation in optically driven processes such as photocatalysis and in sensing applications. 

Boosting Optical Nanocavity Coupling by Retardation Matching to Dark Modes

Supra Molecular Interactions

Understanding molecular interactions on the nanoscale is vital for rational design of new nanotechnologies. Especially when binding of reagents and analytes is involved.

Tracking water dimers in ambient nanocapsules by vibrational spectroscopy

Reproducibility is Essential

To accurately map out the behaviour of nanomaterials it is essential that first highly reliable nanoarchitectures are made. This can be achieved through self-assembly and by using rigid molecular spacers.

Eliminating irreproducibility in SERS substrates