Photonic Colloidal Nanostructures: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications



PCNSPA 2020, 8-12 June 2020


Welcome to St. Petersburg - the cradle of quantum dots!


The international conference Photonic Colloidal Nanostructures: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications (PCNSPA) is a major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results on all topics concerning fundamental and applied research on photonic colloidal nanomaterials and nanostructures, with an emphasis on semiconductor and plasmonic colloidal crystalline nanoparticles. PCNSPA 2020 will be the third meeting in a series of nanoscience conferences initiated in 2016. 

PCNSPA 2020 is delighted to support the International Day of Light and contribute to its aims, in particular"Emphasise the importance of basic research in the fundamental science of light, the need for investment in light-based technology to develop new applications, and the global necessity to promote careers in science and engineering in these fields".

Main themes:

  • Advances in photonic colloidal nanoparticle synthesis

  • Optical, electronic, and magnetic properties of photonic colloidal nanostructures

  • Interfacial phenomena and engineered self-assembly of photonic colloidal nanostructures

  • Chirality in photonic colloidal nanostructures

  • Hybrid photonic colloidal nanostructures: interactions between colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals, plasmonic nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles, molecules, and ions 

  • Advances in theoretical modeling of photonic colloidal nanostructures

  • Applications of photonic colloidal nanostructures: light harvesting and photovoltaics, imaging and sensing, diagnostics and therapy, lasing, photocatalysis, optoelectronics, optical limiters, infrared emitters and detectors 

Download the PCNSPA 2020 conference flyer/slide here


If you would like to support PCNSPA 2020 and be an Exhibitor with stand please contact us at pcnspa_conference@itmo.ru


Past sponsors and endorsers of PCNSPA

PCNSPA 2018 was sponsored by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) and the companies OPTEC and LABTESTendorsed by the German Society of Applied Optics (DGaO), the Brazilian Materials Research Society (SBPMat Brazil-MRS) and the European Optical Society (EOS) and had informational support from The Optical Society (OSA).