Theoretical Nanophotonics at Rice University

We are a theoretical group leading 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.



Dec. 22  -  Nano Lett. (Just Accepted 2017)  "Aluminum Nanorods" B. Clark, C. R. Jacobson, M. Lou, J. Yang, L. Zhou, S. Gottheim, C. J. Desantis, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

Dec. 8  -  ACS Photonics (Just Accepted 2017)  Relaxation of Plasmon-Induced Hot Carriers" J. Liu, H. Zhang, S. Link, and P. Nordlander

Oct. 16  -  PNAS, vol. 11, no. 44, 11621-11626  "Vibrational Coupling in Plasmonic Molecules" C. Yi, P. D. Dongare, M-N. Su, W. Wang, D. Chakraborty, F. Wen, W-S. Chang, J. E. Sader, P. Nordlander, N. J. Halas, and S. Link

Oct 3  -  J. Phys. Chem. C (Just Accepted 2017)  "Environmental Symmetry Breaking Promotes Plasmon Mode Splitting in Gold Nanotriangles" K. W. Smith, J. Yang, T. M. Hernandez, D. F. Swearer, L. Scarabelli, H. Zhang, H. Zhao, N. A. Moringo, W.-S. Chang, L. M. Liz-Marzan, E. Ringe, P. Nordlander, and S. Link

Sept 25  -  ACS Nano, 2017, 11(10), pp10281-10288  "Transition Metal Decorated Aluminum Nanocrystals" D. F. Swearer, R. K. Leary, R. Newell, S. Yazdi, H. Robatjazi, Y. Zhang, D. Renard, P. Nordlander, P. A. Midgley, N. J. Halas, and E. Ringe