To understand the interfacial mechanisms of polymer grafted inorganic nanoparticles, our research is focused on novel inorganic/organic interactions, new characterization of the microstructures of grafted polymer ligands, and macromolecular-mediated chiral assembly of plasmonic nanoparticles.
The main achievements are as the follows:
1) the strategies for polymer-directed shape- and size-controlled growth of Aluminium nanocrystals and their stabilization;
2) new methods for tuning the microstructures of grafted polymers and their interaction with surrounding medium;
3) a series of approaches for the chiral assembly of plasmonic nanoparticles with giant g-factors mediated by macromolecular ligands and the development of practical applications of plasmonic enhanced chiral materials.