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.



Feb. 28  -  ACS Nano (Just Accepted 2019)  “Polydopamine Stabilized Aluminum Nanocrystals: Aqueous Stability and Benzo[a]pyrene Detection" D. Renard, S. Tian, A. Ahmadivand, C. J. Desantis, B. D. Clark, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

Feb. 8 -  Science Advances 2019, 5, 2, eaav5340  "Metal-Organic Frameworks Tailor the Properties of Aluminum Nanocrystals"  H. Robatjazi, D. Weinberg, D. F. Swearer, C. Jacobson, M. Zhang, S. Tian, L. Zhou, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas

Jan. 18 -  Nano Lett. 2019, 19 (2), pp 1067-1073  "Anti-Stokes Emission from Hot Carriers in Gold Nanorods" Y.-Y. Cai, E. Sung, R. Zhang, L. J. Tauzin, J. Liu, B. Ostovar, Y. Zhang, W. -S. Chang, P. Nordlander, and S. Link

Jan. 6  JACS, 2019, 141 (4), pp 1716-1724  "Ligand-Dependent Colloidal Stability Controls the Growth of Aluminum Nanocrystals"  B. D. Clark, C. J. DeSantis, G. Wu, D. Renard, M. J. McClain, L. Bursi, A.-L. Tsai, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas 

Dec. 21  -  Nano Lett., 2019, 19 (1), pp 605-611  Toroidal Dipole-Enhanced Third Harmonic Generation of Deep Ultraviolet Light using Plasmonic Meta-Atoms" A. Ahmadivand, M. Semmlinger, L. Dong, B. Gerislioglu, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas