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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June 21  -  Nature Communications, 8:27 (2017)  "Plasmon-induced Selective Carbon Dioxide Conversion on Earth-abundant Aluminum-cuprous Oxide Antenna-reactor Nanoparticles" H. Robatjazi, H. Zhao, D. F. Swearer, N. J. Hogan, L. Zhou, A. Alabastri, M. J. McClain, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

June 19  -  PNAS (Just Accepted 2017)  Nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation for off-grid water purification" P. D. Dongare, A. Alabastri, S. Pedersen, K. R. Zodrow, N. J. Hogan, O. Neumann, J. Wu, T. Wang, A. Deshmukh, M. Elimelech, Q. Li, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

June 19  -  PNAS (Just Accepted 2017)  Enhancing T1 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast with Internalized Gadolinium(III) in a multilayer nanoparticle " V. S. Marangoni, O. Neumann, L. Henderson, C. C. Kaffes, H. Zhang, R. Zhang, S. Bishnoi, C. A-Orozco, V. Zucolotto, J. A. Bankson, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

May 23  -  J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2017, 8(12), pp2681-2688  "Spectral Response of Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticles to Capacitive Charging: Morphology Effects" B. S. Hoener, H. Zhang, T. S. Heiderscheit, S. R. Kirchner, A. S. Indrasekara, R. Baiyasi, Y. Cai, P. Nordlander, S. Link, C. F. Landes, and W-S. Chang

May 18  -  ACS Photonics, 2017, 4(6), pp1558-1565  "Plasmonic Coupling of Multipolar Edge Modes and the Formation of Gap Modes" E. P. Bellido, Y. Zhang, A. Manjavacas, P. Nordlander, and G. A. Botton