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BI02/MT01/QT01/QT04.02 2024 MRS Spring Meeting

Coherent Dynamics in Solutions of Colloidal Plexcitonic Nanohybrids at Room Temperature

When and Where

May 9, 2024
10:45am - 11:15am




Elisabetta Collini1

University of Padova1


Elisabetta Collini1

University of Padova1
The increasing ability to prepare systems with nanoscale resolution and address their optical properties with ultrashort time precision is revealing quantum phenomena with tremendous potentiality in quantum nanotechnologies. Colloidal plexcitonic materials promise to play a pivotal role in this scenario. Plexcitons are hybrid states originating from the mixing of the plasmon resonances of metal nanostructures with molecular excitons. They allow nanoscale confinement of electromagnetic fields and the establishment of strong couplings between light and matter, potentially giving rise to controllable and tunable coherent phenomena. However, the characterization of the ultrafast coherent and incoherent dynamics of colloidal plexciton nanohybrids remains highly unexplored. Here, 2D electronic spectroscopy is employed to study the quantum coherent interactions active after the photoexcitation of these systems. By comparing the response of the nanohybrids with the one of the uncoupled systems, the nonlinear photophysical processes at the base of the coherent dynamics were identified, allowing a step forward toward the effective understanding and exploitation of these nanomaterials.


optical properties

Symposium Organizers

Chartanay Bonner, The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
Lisa Neshyba, University of Washington, Chemistry Department
Kristen Rahilly, Oregon State University
Michael Scheibner, University of California, Merced

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