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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.

News:

We are now searching to fill two postdoctoral openings in theoretical nanophotonics!  Please find details here or email nordland@rice.edu.

Image: Peter Nordlander and Naomi Halas receive the prize medals from the president of the Italian republic, Sergio Mattarella. 


New Publications:

May.16 - J. Phys. Chem. C, 2024 May 16. "Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: from the Few-Analyte Limit to Hot-Spot Saturation." Oara Neumann, Jingyi Zhou, Yilong Ju, et al.

Mar.5 - PNAS, 2024 Mar. 5. "Tailoring the Aluminum Nanocrystal Surface Oxide for All-Aluminum-Based Antenna-Reactor Plasmonic Photocatalysts." Aaron Bayles, Catherine J. Fabiano, Chuqiao Shi, et al.

Feb.26 - Adv. Optical Mater, 2024 Feb. 26. "Golden Plasmophores with Tunable Photoluminescence and Outstanding Thermal and Photothermal Stability." Mustafa Gharib, A.J. Yates, Stephen Sanders, et al.

Dec.29 - Nano Lett., 2023 Dec. 29. "A Quasi-Bound States in the Continuum Dielectric Metasurface-Based Antenna-Reactor Photocatalyst." Lin Yuan, Yage Zhao, Andrea Toma, et al.

Dec.8 - ACS Nano, 2023 Dec. 8. "Combined Surface-Enhanced Raman and Infrared Absorption Spectroscopies for Streamlined Chemical Detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-Derived Compounds." Andrés B. Sánchez-Alvarado, Jingyi Zhou, Peixuan Jin, et al.

Nov.1 - ACS Nano, 2023 Nov. 1. "Identifying Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectra with a Raman Library Using Machine Learning." Yilong Ju, Oara Neumann, Mary Bajomo, et al.