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.



Nov. 7  -   ACS Nano (Just Accepted 2018) “Exploiting Evanescent Field Polarization for Giant Chiroptical Modulation from Achiral Gold Half-Rings" K. W. Smith, L. A. McCarthy, A. Alabastri, L. Bursi, W.-S. Chang, P. Nordlander, and S. Link

Oct. 30 -  JACS (Just Accepted 2018)  "Polymer-Directed Growth of Plasmonic Aluminum Nanocrystals"  S. Lu, H. Yu, S. Gottheim, H. Gao, C. J. Desantis, B. D. Clark, J. Yang, C. R. Jacobson, Z. Lu, P. Nordlander, N. J. Halas, and K. Liu

Oct. 26 -  Materials Today (Just Accepted 2018)  "Plasmonic Nanoparticle-Based Epoxy Photocuring: A Deeper Look" A. T. Roberts, J. Yang, M. E. Reish, A. Alabastri, N. J. Halas, P. Nordlander, and H. O. Everitt

Oct. 5  -  Science 362, 6410, pp 69-72  "Quantifying Hot Carrier and Thermal Contributions in Plasmonic Photocatalysis"  L. Zhou, D. F. Swearer, C. Zhang, H. Robatjazi, H. Zhao, L. Henderson, L. Dong, P. Christopher, E. A. Carter, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

Sept. 6  -  Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 101105 (2018)  A Room-Temperature Mid-Infrared Photodetector for On-Chip Molecular Vibrational Spectroscopy" B. Zheng, H. Zhao, B. Cerjan, S. Yazdi, E. Ringe, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas