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.

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Aug. 10  -  Nano Lett. (Just Accepted 2017)  Quantifying Remote Heating from Propagating Surface Plasmon Polaritons" C. I. Evans, P. Zolotavin, A. Alabastri, J. Yang, P. Nordlander, and D. Natelson

Aug. 8  -  Nano Lett. (Just Accepted 2017)  "Nanogapped Au Antennas for Ultrasensitive Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy" L. Dong, X. Yang, C. Zhang, B. Cerjan, L. Zhou, M. L. Tseng, Y. Zhang, A. Alabastri, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

July 13  -  ACS Nano, 2017, 11(7), pp6594-6604  Oblique Colloidal Lithography for the Fabrication of Nonconcentric Features" Z. Zhao, Y. Cao, Y. Cai, J. Yang, X. He, P. Nordlander, and P. S. Cremer

June 30  -  Nano Lett., 2017, 17(8), pp5071-5077   "Aluminum Nanocrystals: a Sustainable Substrate for Quantitative SERS-based DNA Detection" S. Tian, O. Neumann, M. J. McClain, X. Yang, L. Zhou, C. Zhang, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

June 26  -  ACS Nano2017, 11(7), pp7321-7335  "How to Identify Plasmons from the Optical Response of Nanostructures" R. Zhang, L. Bursi, J. D. Cox, Y. Cui, C. M. Krauter, A. Alabastri, A. Manjavacas, A. Calzolari, S. Corni, E. Molinari, E. A. Carter, F. J. Abajo, H. Zhang, and P. Nordlander