APPLIED NANOPHYSICS GROUP  -   Full list of publications


GNAPrincipal Researcher:

Prof. Fernando D. Stefani, Ph.D.
T: +54 11 4899-5500 int 6538


In our investigations we explore the properties and technological applications of nanostructured materials, including metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles, macromolecules (DNA, proteins), and hybrid organic-inorganic nanosystems. Our research strategies are mainly based on optical methodologies, such as time resolved optical sepctroscopy, detection and monitoring of single molecules, and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy (optical nanoscopy).




Julian Gargiulo – PhD candidate
Jesica Pellegrotti – Postdoc
Federico Barabas – PhD candidate
Martin Bordenave – PhD candidate
Dr. Francisco Balzarotti – Postdoc @ MPI-bpc co-directed by Prof. Stefan W. Hell
Luciano Masullo – PhD candidate

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS   –   -> Full list of publications

“Nanometer resolution imaging and tracking of fluorescent molecules with minimal photon fluxes”
F. Balzarotti et al. Science 354 (2016)


“Connecting metallic nanoparticles by optical printing”
J. Gargiulo et al.   Nano Letters 16 (2016) ASAP
“Controlled reduction of photobleaching in DNA origami – gold nanoparticle hybrids”
J. V. Pellegrotti et al.   Nano Letters 14 (2014) 2831-2836
“Plasmonics Meets Far-Field Optical Nanoscopy”
F. Balzarotti & F. D. Stefani.  ACS Nano  6 (2012) 4580–4584
“Distance Dependence of Single-Fluorophore Quenching by Gold Nanoparticles Studied on DNA Origami”
G. P. Acuna, et al.  ACS Nano  6 (2012) 3189–3195
“Visualizing and controlling vibrational wavepackets of single molecules”
D. Brinks et al.  Nature  465 (2010) 905-908
“Controlled nanometric phase transitions on phospholipid membranes by plasmonic heating of single gold nanoparticles”
A. S. Urban et al. Nano Letters  9 (2009) 2903‐2908
“Optical antennas direct single molecule emission”
T. Taminiau et al.  Nature Photonics  2 (2008) 234 – 237



Stefan Hell – Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (MPI-BPC Göttingen)
Thomas Jovin – Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (MPI-BPC Göttingen)

Philip Tinnefeld – Technische Universität Braunschweig (Alemania)
Klaus Müllen – Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P Mainz)
Andrea Bragas – Laboratorio de Electrónica Cuántica (LEC, FCEN – UBA, Argentina)
Jochen Feldmann – Photonics and Optoelectronics Group (LMU München)
Niek van Hulst – Molecular Nanophotonics Group (ICFO Barcelona)
Eduardo Coronado – Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC, Argentina)



Emiliano Cortés, Ph.D. – Imperial College London, Group of Prof.Dr. Stefan Maier, UK
Andrés Benassi – Geophysicist at TOTAL, UK
Fernando Díaz – PhD candidate at University of Sidney, Prof. Bilek´s Group, Australia
Robin Puchert – visiting student from University of Regensburg, Germany