Theoretical Nanophotonics at Rice University

We are a theoretical group performing research in the field of nanophotonics and plasmonics. We use a wide range of numerical methods (FDTD, FEM, BEM, DDA, Mie, TDDFT) to investigate the optical properties of metallic, semiconductor, and graphene nanostructures, plasmonic, excitonic, and hybrid systems.



Nov. 9 - Nano Lett.(Just Accepted) "Generating Third Harmonic Vacuum Ultraviolet Light with a TiO2 Metasurface"  M. Semmlinger, M. Zhang, M. L. Tseng, T.-T. Huang, J. Yang, D. P. Tsai, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas    

Sept. 11 - ACS Energy Lett. 2019, 4, 10, 2458-2465  "Single-Particle Emission Spectroscopy Resolves d-Hole Relaxation in Copper Nanocubes"  Y.-Y. Cai, S. S. E. Collins, M. J. Gallagher, U. Bhattacharjee, R. Zhang, T. H. Chow, A. Ahmadivand, B. Ostovar, A. A.-Zubeidi, J. Wang,  P. Nordlander, C. F. Landes, and S. Link

Aug. 9 - ACS Nano 2019, 13, 8, 9682-9691  "Aluminum Nanocubes Have Sharp Corners"  B. D. Clark, C. Jacobson, M. Lou, D. Renard, G. Wu, L. Bursi, A. S. Ali, D. F. Swearer, A.-L. Tsai, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

July 1 - ACS Energy Lett. 2019, 4, 8, 1803-1809  "Plasmon-Mediated Catalytic O2 Dissociation on Ag Nanostructures; Hot Electrons or Near Fields?"  B. Seemala, A. J. Therrien, M. Lou, K. Li, J. Finzel, J. Qi, P. Nordlander, and P. Christopher

June 19 - ACS Nano 2019, 13, 7, 8076-8086  "Plasmonic Photocatalysis of Nitrous Oxide into N2 and O2 using Aluminum-Iridium Antenna-Reactor Nanoparticles"  D. F. Swearer, H. Robatjazi, J. M. P. Martirez, M. Zhang, L. Zhou, E. A. Carter, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

June 18 -  Nano Lett. 2019,19, 7, 4413-4419  "Photocatalytic Hydrogenation of Graphene using Pd Nanocones"  L. Yuan, C. Zhang, X. Zhang, M. Lou, F. Ye, C. Jacobson, L. Dong, L. Zhou, M. Lou, Z. Cheng, P. M. Ajayan, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas