EOS Conference on Advanced Nanoparticle Generation and Excitation by Lasers in Liquids (ANGEL 2014)

Ehime, Japan
19 May 2014 - 21 May 2014

ANGEL (Advanced Nanoparticle Generation and Excitation by Laser in Liquids) is a conference series that brings the international community together to discuss scientific issues in the context of laser-generated nanoparticles in liquids. Following the first conference in 2010 in Engelberg, Switzerland, and the second one in 2012 in Sicily, Italy, ANGEL2014 will be held in Matsuyama, Japan.

Important dates

2nd Announcement and Call-for-Papers: July 2013
Abstract Deadline: 15 January 2014
Early-bird Registration Deadline: April 2014


Laser ablation and excitation of nanoparticles in liquids has been proposed as an alternative synthesis method of advanced nanomaterials, addressing some of these drawbacks of the current fabrication methods. For the last decade, this method has proven to be a unique and efficient technique to generate, excite, fragment, and conjugate elemental, nanoalloy, semiconductor, ceramic, and organic nanoparticles. This exciting method bears strong advantages: (i) Chemical precursors are not required and thus a pure colloid is obtained by a simple, one step process. (ii) Laser-generated nanoparticles have a high surface activity - the surface is not blocked by ligands. (iii) This method can be applied universally with an almost unlimited variety of materials and solvents. It has recently been shown that these advantages are of value in comparison to conventional synthesis, in particular in the applications to the fields of biomedicine and catalyst. Pulse laser excitation induces not only ablation of solids but also fragmentation, melting, and annealing,which results in the unique properties of the generated nanomaterials, such as submicrometer spheres, metastable phases, and organic-inorganic nano-composites. The recent advancements and critical aspects in the fields of pulse laser-based nanomaterial generation in liquids will be discussed at ANGEL 2014.


  • Modeling and fundamentals of pulse laser-based nanomaterial generation
  • Metal, carbon, semiconductor, and organic nanoparticles
  • Nano-alloys, core-shell particle, nano-composites
  • Nano-hybrids, conjugation with organic molecules and biomolecules
  • Submicrometer spheres
  • Applications to biomedicine, catalyst, photonics, sensor, and more
  • Nanoparticle productivity / scale-up





General Chairs of ANGEL 2014

  • Tsuyoshi Asahi, Ehime University, Japan
  • Fumitake Mafuné, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Local Organization Committee

  • Tsuyoshi Asahi, Ehime University
  • Shuichi Hashimoto, The University of Tokushima
  • Yukihide Ishibashi, Ehime university
  • Shinji Kajimoto, Tohoku University
  • Naoto Koshizaki, AIST
  • Fumitake Mafuné, The University of Tokyo
  • Takeshi Tsuji, Kyushu University
  • Hiroyuki Wada, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Program Committee

  • Tsuyoshi Asahi, Ehime University / Japan
  • Stephan Barcikowski, University of Duisburg-Essen / Germany
  • Giuseppe Compagnini, University of Catania / Italy
  • Fumitake Mafuné, The University of Tokyo / Japan
  • Moreno Meneghetti, University of Padua / Italy
  • Michel Meunier, École Polytechnique / Canada
  • Wei (David) Qian, IMRA America Inc. / USA
  • Georgy A. Shafeev, Russian Academy of Sciences / Russian Federation
  • Nikolai Tarasenko, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus / Belarus
  • Takeshi Tsuji, Kyushu University / Japan



Hotel JAL City Matsuyama

Matsuyama city is situated roughly in the center of Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku in Japan. The city is celebrated for Dogo Onsen (the oldest hot spring in Japan), Matsuyama Castle, some historic sites etc. The area is blessed with the temperate Seto Inland Sea climate with an average annual temperature of 16.1°C.

Contact and more information

Angel2014office @ LALnano.jp