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.


Mar.15 - Nano Letters. 2021 Mar 12."Thousand-fold Increase in Plasmonic Light Emission via Combined Electronic and Optical Excitations" Cui L, Zhu Y, Nordlander P, Di Ventra M, Natelson D.

Jan.27 - Nano Letters. January 26, 2021"All-Optically Reconfigurable Plasmonic Metagrating for Ultrafast Diffraction Management" Schirato, Andrea and Mazzanti, Andrea and Proietti Zaccaria, Remo and Nordlander, Peter and Alabastri, Alessandro and Della Valle, Giuseppe  

Jan.27 - Nano Letters. January 8, 2021"Phonon-Assisted Hot Carrier Generation in Plasmonic Semiconductor Systems" Hattori Y, Meng J, Zheng K, Meier de Andrade A, Kullgren J, Broqvist P, Nordlander P, Sá J.  

Jan.7- Mod. Phys. Lett. B. "Single-particle and collective excitations in quantum wires comprised of vertically stacked quantum dots: Finite magnetic fieldM.S. Kushwaha 

Dec.29 - ACS nano. 2020 Dec 22. "Plasmon Energy Transfer in Hybrid Nanoantennas" Collins SS, Searles EK, Tauzin LJ, Lou M, Bursi L, Liu Y, Song J, Flatebo C, Baiyasi R, Cai YY, Foerster B.

Dec.7 - Nano Letters. 2020 Dec 3. "UV-Resonant Al Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Silica Coating, and Broadband Photothermal Response" Renard D, Tian S, Lou M, Neumann O, Yang J, Bayles A, Solti D, Nordlander P, Halas NJ.

Oct.19 - Nature Photonics (2020) "Transient optical symmetry breaking for ultrafast broadband dichroism in plasmonic metasurfaces" Schirato, A., Maiuri, M., Toma, A., Fugattini, S., Zaccaria, R.P., Laporta, P., Nordlander, P., Cerullo, G., Alabastri, A. and Della Valle, G.

Aug.28 - ACS Nano 2020 "Increased Intraband Transitions in Smaller Gold Nanorods Enhance Light Emission" 
  • Behnaz Ostovar
  • Yi-Yu Cai
  • Lawrence J. Tauzin
  • Stephen A. Lee
  • Arash Ahmadivand
  • Runmin Zhang
  • Peter Nordlander
  • , and 
  • Stephan Link

  • Aug.19 - J. Phys. Chem. C 2020 "The Effects of Electronic Structure on Molecular Plasmon Dynamics" Kyle D. Chapkin
  • Luca Bursi
  • Benjamin D Clark
  • Gang Wu
  • Adam Lauchner
  • Ah-Lim Tsai
  • Peter Nordlander
  • , and 
  • Naomi J. Halas

    Aug.12 - ACS Nano (2020).  "Morphology-Dependent Reactivity of a Plasmonic Photocatalyst" 
  • Lin Yuan
  • Minhan Lou
  • Benjamin D Clark
  • Minghe Lou
  • Linan Zhou
  • Shu Tian
  • Christian R. Jacobson
  • Peter Nordlander
  • , and 
  • Naomi J. Halas.

    Aug.3 - Nano Letters. 2020 Jul 31. "Aluminum Nanocrystals Grow into Distinct Branched Aluminum Nanowire MorphologiesClark, Benjamin D., Minhan Lou, Peter Nordlander, and Naomi J. Halas.