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.



July 1 - ACS Energy Lett. (Just Accepted 2019)  "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 (Just Accepted 2019)  "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. (Just Accepted 2019)  "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

June 17 - PNAS (Just Accepted 2019)  "Solar Thermal Desalination as a Nonlinear Optical Process"  P. D. Dongare, A. Alabastri, O. Neumann, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

May 22 - Nano Lett. 2019, 19, 6, 3838-3845  "Efficient Second Harmonic Generation in a Hybrid Plasmonic Waveguide by Mode Interactions"  J. Shi ,Y. Li, M. Kang, X. He, N. J. Halas, P. Nordlander, S. Zhang, and H. Xu