The laboratory is fully equipped for steady-state and time-resolved photophysical measurements, as well as voltammetric and spectroelectrochemical techniques to investigate the behaviour of multicomponent systems in solution, but also to study their organization on solid supports and at the single-molecule level.

Photochemistry and photophysics

  • conventional lamps and lasers for sample irradiation


  • UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer and spectrofluorimeter


  • spectrofluorimeter to measure time-resolved luminescence (time-correlated single-photon counting, phase-shift, 100-ps time resolution)


  • instruments for absorption and emission spectroscopy with polarized light: circular dichroism, steady-state and time-resolved luminescence anisotropy


  • transient absorption and emission spectroscopy by laser excitation (time range: ps-ms)


  • stopped-flow instrument to study reaction kinetics by absorption and emission spectroscopy (ms time resolution)


  • fluorescence wide-field and confocal microscope with a module for fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM)



  • electrochemical equipments for cyclic and differential-pulsed voltammetry, chronoamperometry, coulometry with conventional and ultramicroelectrodes


  • equipments for complex impedance spectroscopy


  • absorption and emission spectroelectrochemistry


  • electrochemiluminescence (ECL) equipment

Synthesis and structural characterization of supramolecular systems and nanocrystals

  • commonly used apparatus for organic and inorganic synthesis


  • dry box to manage oxygen sensitive samples


  • DLS (dynamic light scattering, range: 0.6-6000 nm) technique and zeta potential (surface charges) of macromolecules and colloids in solution


  • AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy) Bruker Multimode 8