Theoretical Nanophotonics at Rice University

Nordlander group 2014

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.



June 29  -  ACS NanoJust Accepted (2016)  "Plasmonic Heating in Au Nanowires at Low Temperatures: The Role of Thermal Boundary Resistance" P. Zolotavin, A. Alabastri, P. Nordlander, and D. Natelson

June 21  -  Patent (2016)  "Cross Antennas for Surface-enhanced Infrared Absorption (SEIRA) Spectroscopy of Chemical Moieties" L. V. Brown, K. Zhao, N. J. Halas, P. Nordlander

June 3  -  Nature Communications, 7:11945 (2016)   "Quantum Mechanical Effects in Plasmonic Structures with Subnanometre Gaps"  W. Zhu, R. Esteban, A. G. Borisov, J. J. Baumberg, P. Nordlander, H. J. Lezec, J. Aizpurua, and K. B. Crozier

May 12 -  ACS Nano201610 (6), pp 6180–6188  "Chiral and Achiral Nanodumbbell Dimers: The Effect of Geometry on Plasmonic Properties" K. W. Smith, H. Zhao, H. Zhang, A. Sanchez-Iglesias, M. Grzelczak, Y. Wang, W. Chang, P. Nordlander, L. M. Liz-Marzan, and S. Link

April 18 - Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (5), pp 3373–3378  "Towards Surface Plasmon Enhanced Optical Parametric Amplification (SPOPA) with Engineered Nanoparticles: a Nanoscale Tunable Infrared Source" Y. Zhang, A. Manjavacas, N. J. Hogan, L. Zhou, C. A. Orozco, L. Dong, J. K. Day, P. Nordlander and N. J. Halas