Dr. Pedro Paulo is the 1st speaker of CCMM/CQE@ciencias seminars

Tomorrow, the 4th of November, is the 1st lecture of the 1st edition of CCMM/CQE@Ciencias seminars, which will be given by Dr. Pedro Paulo, from CQE, group MMPM. The talk is entitled “Plasmonic Metal Nanoparticles for Enhanced Optical Detection of Single Molecules” and it  will be held on the amphitheater of Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências,  building C1, 3rd floor (at Campo Grande) at 12h.Read more

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 – How the optical microscope become a nanoscope

by Dr. Pedro Paulo and Prof. Sílvia B. Costa Last week, Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 “for having bypassed a presumed scientific limitation stipulating that an optical microscope can never yield a resolution better than 0.2 micrometres.”[1] It is commonly known that it is not possible to “see” objects smaller than the wavelength of light. This concept was scientifically formulated at the end of the nineteenth century by Ernst Abbe [2] and Lord Rayleigh [3] as the “diffraction limit”. For optical…Read more

FCT research unit evaluation

On the 6th of October CQE received the visit of the FCT evaluation panel, for the 2013 Research Unit Evaluation. It took place in Centro de Congressos of IST.  Read more