2021 MRS Spring Meeting

Symposium Sessions


  • Broader Impact (BI)
  • Characterization and Modeling (CT)
  • Electronics and Optics (EL)
  • Energy and Sustainability (EN)
  • Nanoscale and Quantum Materials (NM)
  • Soft Materials and Biomaterials (SM)
  • Structural Materials (ST)

Symposium EL06—Molecular and Colloidal Plasmonics—Synthesis and Applications

The plasmon, which is a coherent collective oscillation of electrons relative to a crystalline lattice, leads to a diverse range of phenomena such as tunable optical resonances, intense near-fields, hot electron generation, plasmonic heating, refractive index sensitivity, and photocatalytic activity. With these remarkable properties acting as a foundation, the field of plasmonics has rapidly evolved, first giving rise to fundamental research that then translated into widespread application. The field is now at stage where the needs of applications are often the driving force for the materials research being carried out. This symposium, therefore, aims to bring together a diverse community of researchers who are advancing the field of plasmonics through synthesis, nanofabrication, and application where the greater goal is to provide an understanding of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Topics will include:

  • Advances in the colloidal synthesis of plasmonic nanostructures
  • Hierarchical assembly of plasmonic nanoparticles
  • Chiral plasmonic nanostructures
  • Artificial plasmonic molecules—interference, quantum and chirality effects
  • Colloidal plasmonic nanocomposites and nanoparticle-semiconductor hybrid nanomaterials
  • Non-noble metal plasmonic materials
  • Plasmonic heating of nanostructures—thermoplasmonics and nanothermometry
  • Stabilization of plasmonic nanoparticles—durable plasmonics and sinter-resistant plasmonic catalysts
  • Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) and Tip-Enhanced Raman Excitation Spectroscopy (TERES)
  • Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy, single particle spectroscopy, and super-resolution imaging
  • Harvesting hot electrons for plasmonic photochemistry and photovoltaic
  • Plasmonic photocatalysts—artificial photosynthesis, performance, and understanding
  • Plasmonics in environmental remediation
  • Plasmonic nanoparticles for drug delivery, pharmaceutical applications, and photothermal therapy

Invited Speakers:

  • Jost Adam (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
  • Alexandra Boltasseva (Purdue University, USA)
  • Jon Camden (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Jingyi Chen (University of Arkansas, USA)
  • Lev Chuntonov (Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Hongyou Fan (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Alexander Govorov (Ohio University, USA)
  • Greg Hartland (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Christy L. Haynes (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Nicholas Kotov (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Liberato Manna (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
  • Catherine Murphy (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Ki Tae Nam (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Zhihong Nie (Fudan University, China)
  • Teri Odom (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Sang-Hyun Oh (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Michelle Personick (Wesleyan University, USA)
  • Dong Qin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Nathaniel Rosi (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Sara Skrabalak (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)
  • Yugang Sun (Temple University, USA)
  • Hui Wang (University of South Carolina, USA)
  • W. David Wei (University of Florida, USA)
  • Nianqiang (Nick) Wu (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
  • Xiaohu Xia (University of Central Florida, USA)
  • Younan Xia (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Yadong Yin (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Hua Zhang (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Jing Zhao (University of Connecticut, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Svetlana Neretina
University of Notre Dame
Departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Viktoriia Babicheva
The University of New Mexico
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Yogendra Kumar Mishra
University of Southern Denmark
Mads Clausen Institute, NanoSYD

Can Xue
Nanyang Technological University
School of Materials Science & Engineering

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