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.



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

July.28 - Light: Science & Applications 9.1 (2020): 1-8. "Giant photothermoelectric effect in silicon nanoribbon photodetectors" Dai, Wei, Weikang Liu, Jian Yang, Chao Xu, Alessandro Alabastri, Chang Liu, Peter Nordlander, Zhiqiang Guan, and Hongxing Xu.

June.29 - PNAS first published "Polarized evanescent waves reveal trochoidal dichroism" McCarthy, Lauren A. and Smith, Kyle W. and Lan, Xiang and Hosseini Jebeli, Seyyed Ali and Bursi, Luca and Alabastri, Alessandro and Chang, Wei-Shun and Nordlander, Peter and Link, Stephan 

June.22 - Nano Lett.(2020) "Electrically Driven Hot-carrier Generation and Above-threshold Light Emission in Plasmonic Tunnel Junctions" Cui, L., Zhu, Y., Abbasi, M., Ahmadivand, A., Gerislioglu, B., Nordlander, P., & Natelson, D. 

June.10 - Nat Catal (2020) "Plasmon-driven carbon–fluorine (C(sp3)–F) bond activation with mechanistic insights into hot-carrier-mediated pathways" Robatjazi, H., Bao, J.L., Zhang, M. et al.

May.7 - Nano Letters.(2020) "Site-selective nanoreactor deposition on photocatalytic Al nanocubes" Robatjazi, Hossein and Lou, Minhan and Clark, Benjamin D and Jacobson, Christian R and Swearer, Dayne F and Nordlander, Peter and Halas, Naomi J. 

Apirl.22 - Nano Letters.(2020) "Duplicating Plasmonic Hotspots by Matched Nanoantenna Pairs for Remote Nanogap Enhanced SpectroscopyLi, Y., Hu, H., Jiang, W., Shi, J., Halas, N. J., Nordlander, P., ... & Xu, H.