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Highly localised bioimaging using surface and tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy.


Host Laboratory: National Center for Sensor Research (NCSR), School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland.


Research Interests: Apoptosis and Cancer, Cardiovascular Research, Molecular and Cellular Imaging, Integration of Imaging Technologies and Methodologies, Near-Field Microscopy, Raman and Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Tip and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Plasmonics, Surface Science, Electrochemistry


Technical Expertise: Raman and Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Scanning Probe Microscopies


Publications (2009-2011):

-  Molecular arrangement in self-assembled azobenzene-containing thiol monolayers at the individual domain level studied through polarized near-field Raman spectroscopy (2011) M. Chaigneau, G. Picardi, R. Ossikovski;I nt. J. Mol. Sci. Vol. 12,  1245.
-  Tip enhanced Raman imaging of amorphous carbon contamination on gold surfaces (2010) M. Chaigneau, G. Picardi, R. Ossikovski; Surf. Sci. Vol. 604, 701.
- Tip Enhanced Raman spectroscopy on azobenzene thiol self-assembled monolayers on Au(111) (2009) Picardi G, Chaigneau M, Ossikovski R, Licitra C Delapierre G; J Raman Spectrosc 40(10): 1407-1412
- An in-plane solid-liquid-solid growth mode for self-avoiding lateral silicon nanowires (2009) Yu L, Alet PJ, Picardi G, Roca P Cabarrocas I; Phys Rev Lett 102: 125501 (also in Virt J Nanoscale Sc Technol 19(14))
- Tip-Enhanced Raman Scattering: Influence of the tip-surface geometry on optical resonance and enhancement (2009) Pettinger B, Domke KF, Zhang D, Picardi G Schuster R; Surf. Sci. 603:1335
- High resolution probing of Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes by Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (2009) Picardi G, Chaigneau M, Ossikovski R; Chem Phys Lett 469:161

Book Chapter: Polarization sensitive Tip-Enhanced Raman scattering (2010) Gucciardi PG, Lamy de la Chapelle M, Valmalette JC, Picardi G, Ossikovski R Applied Scanning Probe Methods, Vol 14; Edited by B. Bushan; Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg