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.



Feb.10Energy & Environmental Science(2020) "Resonant energy transfer enhances solar thermal desalinationAlabastri, A., Dongare, P., Neumann, O., Metz, J., Adebiyi, I., Nordlander, P. J., & Halas, N. J. 

Jan.28 - Nano Lett. 2020, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX "Monolithic Metal Dimer-on-Film Structure: New Plasmonic Properties Introduced by the Underlying MetalGerislioglu, B., Dong, L., Ahmadivand, A., Hu, H., Nordlander, P., & Halas, N. J. 

Jan.6Nature Energy volume 5, pages61–70(2020)"Light-driven methane dry reforming with single atomic site antenna-reactor plasmonic photocatalystsZhou, L., Martirez, J.M.P., Finzel, J., Zhang, C., Swearer, D.F., Tian, S., Robatjazi, H., Lou, M., Dong, L., Henderson, L. and Christopher, P. 

Dec.31Europhys. Letters 127, 37004 (2019). “The magneto-optics in quantum wires comprised of vertically stacked quantum dots: A calling for the magnetoplasmon qubits” M.S. Kushwaha 

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