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Dr Francesco Masia

Overview

Dr Francesco  Masia Position:Research Associate Email:MasiaF ( at Cardiff.ac.uk )
Telephone:029 208 70611
Location:N/-1.08

Research Interests

My current activity is the development of a Multiplex CARS microscpe for the study of stem cells development. My other research interest is the study of the transient optical properties of metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles.

Measures of Esteem

Awards:

  • 2004: Young Scientist Award at EMRS Spring Meeting.
  • 2005: "Italo Federico Quercia" Prize at XCI National Conference of the Italian Physics Society.
  • 2008: Intra European Fellowship for Career Development, 2008-2010 FP7 Marie-Curie Actions Funding Scheme
  • 2011: European Reintegration Grant, 2011-2014 FP7 Marie-Curie Actions Funding Scheme

Publications

  1. Nicolò Accanto, Francesco Masia, Iwan Moreels, Zeger Hens, Wolfgang Langbein, and Paola Borri "Engineering the Spin-Flip Limited Exciton Dephasing in Colloidal CdSe/CdS Quantum Dots" ACS Nano 6, 5227 (2012)
  2. Francesco Masia, Wolfgang Langbein, and Paola Borri "Measurement of the dynamics of plasmons inside individual gold nanoparticles using a femtosecond phase-resolved microscope" Phys. Rev. B 85, 235403 (2012)
  3. Abdoulghafar Omari, Iwan Moreels, Francesco Masia, Wolfgang Langbein, Paola Borri, Dries Van Thourhout, Pascal Kockaert and Zeger Hens "Role of interband and photoinduced absorption in the nonlinear refraction and absorption of resonantly excited PbS quantum dots around 1550 nm" Phys. Rev. B 85, 115318 (2012)
  4. Francesco Masia, Nicolò Accanto, Wolfgang Langbein, and Paola Borri "Spin-Flip Limited Exciton Dephasing in CdSe/ZnS Colloidal Quantum Dots" Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 087401 (2012)
  5. Francesco Masia, Wolfgang Langbein, Iwan Moreels, Zeger Hens and Paola Borri "Exciton dephasing in lead sul fide quantum dots by X-point phonons" Phys. Rev. B 83, 201309(R) (2011)
  6. Wolfgang Langbein, Valentina Cesari, Francesco Masia, Andrey B. Krysa, Paola Borri and Peter M. Smowton "Ultrafast gain dynamics in InP quantum-dot optical amplifiers" Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 211103 (2010)
  7. Francesco Masia, Iwan Moreels, Zeger Hens, Wolfgang Langbein, and Paola Borri "Four-wave-mixing imaging and carrier dynamics of PbS colloidal quantum dots" Phys. Rev. B 82, 155302 (2010)
  8. Francesco Masia, Wolfgang Langbein, Peter Watson, and Paola Borri "Resonant four-wave mixing of gold nanoparticles for three-dimensional cell microscopy" Optics Letters 34, 1816-1818 (2009)
  9. Francesco Masia, Wolfgang Langbein, and Paola Borri, "Multiphoton microscopy based on four-wave mixing of colloidal quantum dots", Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 021114 (2008)
  10. G. Pettinari, A. Polimeni, F. Masia, R. Trotta, M. Felici, M. Capizzi, T. Niebling, W. Stolz, and P. J. Klar, “Electron mass in dilute nitrides and its anomalous dependence on hydrostatic pressure” Phys Rev. Lett. 98, 146402 (2007)
  11. M. Losurdo, M. M. Giangregorio, G. Bruno, T.-H. Kim, P. Wu, S. Choi, A. Brown, F. Masia, M. Capizzi, and A. Polimeni, “Characteristics of InN grown on SiC under the In-rich regime by molecular beam heteroepitaxy”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 011910 (2007)
  12. G. Pettinari, F. Masia, A. Polimeni, M. Felici, A. Frova, M. Capizzi, A. Lindsay, E. P. O'Reilly, P. J. Klar, W. Stolz, G. Bais, M. Piccin, S. Rubini, F. Martelli, and A. Franciosi, “Influence of N-cluster states on the gyromagnetic factor of electrons in GaAs1-xNx”, Phys. Rev. B. 74, 45202 (2006)
  13. M. Felici, R. Trotta, F. Masia, A. Polimeni, A. Miriametro, M. Capizzi, P. J. Klar, and W. Stolz, “Investigation of compositional disorder in GaAs1-xNx:H”, Phys. Rev. B 74, 85203 (2006)
  14. M. Felici, A. Polimeni, G. Salviati, L. Lazzarini, N. Armani, F. Masia, M. Capizzi, F. Martelli, M. Lazzarino, G. Bais, M. Piccin, S. Rubini, and A. Franciosi, “In-plane band gap engineering by modulated hydrogenation of dilute nitride semiconductors”, Adv. Mat. 18, 1993 (2006)
  15. F. Masia, G. Pettinari, A. Polimeni, M. Felici, A. Miriametro, M. Capizzi, A. Lindsay, S. B. Healy, E. P. O’Reilly, A. Cristofoli, G. Bais, M. Piccin, S. Rubini, F. Martelli, A. Franciosi, P. J. Klar, K. Volz, and W. Stolz, “Interaction between conduction band edge and nitrogen states probed by carrier effective-mass measurements in GaAs1−xNx”, Phys. Rev. B 73, 073201 (2006)
  16. A. Polimeni, F. Masia, G. Baldassarri H. v. H, and M. Capizzi “Measurement of carrier localization degree, electron effective mass, and exciton size in InxGa1-xAs1-yNy alloys”, Diluted Nitride Semiconductor – Editor M. Henini – 2005 Elsevier Ltd (Contributed Book Chapter)
  17. A. Polimeni, F. Masia, G. Baldassarri H. v. H, and M. Capizzi, “Magnetophotoluminescence studies of InxGa1-xAs1-yNy: a measurement of the electron effective mass, exciton size, and carrier localization degree” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter – Special Issue: Dilute Nitrides – 16, S3187 (2004) (Invited Paper)
  18. A. Polimeni, F. Masia, A. Vinattieri, G. Baldassarri H. v. H., and M. Capizzi “Single carrier localization in In1-xGaxAs1-yNy investigated by magnetophotoluminescence”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 2295 (2004)
  19. A. Polimeni, F. Masia, G. Baldassarri Höger von Högersthal , A. Frova, M. Capizzi, S. Sanna, V. Fiorentini, P. J. Klar, and W. Stolz, “Tuning of The Electron Effective Mass and Exciton Wavefunction Size in GaAs1-xNx”, Physica E 21, 747 (2004)
  20. A. Polimeni, G. Baldassarri H. v. H., F. Masia, A. Frova, M. Capizzi, S. Sanna, V. Fiorentini, P.J. Klar, and W. Stolz, “Tunable variation of the electron effective mass and exciton radius in hydrogenated GaAs1-xNx” Phys. Rev. B 69, 041201 (2004)
  21. F. Masia, A. Polimeni, G. Baldassarri H. v. H., M. Bissiri, M. Capizzi, P. J. Klar, and W. Stolz, “Early manifestation of localization effects in diluted Ga(AsN)”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4474 (2003)
  22. G. Baldassarri H. v. H, A. Polimeni, F. Masia, M. Bissiri, M. Capizzi, D. Gollub, M Fischer, and A. Forchel, “Magnetophotoluminescence studies of (InGa)(AsN)/GaAs heterostructures”, Phys. Rev. B 67, 233304 (2003)

Biography

I was born in Colleferro, Italy, in 1979. I received my diploma degree in Physics from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2003, and my PhD in Physics in 2007. From November 2006 I am Research Associate at the Cardiff University.