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Symposium NT1—Functional Nanostructures and Metamaterials for Solar Energy and Novel Optical Phenomena

The symposium focus is on optically-active hybrid structures composed of materials with different physical and chemical properties. Nanoscale elements of hybrid metamaterials may include semiconductors, metals, polymers, and bio-molecules. The central issues within the scope of hybrid systems are the electromagnetic, Coulomb and charge-transfer interactions between nanoscale building blocks and new physical and chemical properties emerging from such interactions.

To construct useful nanodevices, one should have a clear knowledge of the physical properties of the constituent nanostructures, their composition, and the interactions giving new properties. These new properties can be used for solar energy harvesting and transformation, photodetection, photocatalysis, sensing, etc. Both experimental and theoretical advances will be covered, with an emphasis on understanding how material structure and properties can be used to control physical and chemical properties needed for device applications. Oral and poster abstracts addressing the design, fabrication, characterization, modeling, or understanding of optically active nanostructures and their integration into practical devices are encouraged.

Topics will include:

  • Excitonic nanomaterials for solar cells and lighting
  • Energy and change transfer in hybrid nanomaterials
  • 2D nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterials with bio-sensor properties
  • Nanomaterials with novel optical and opto-electronic properties
  • Photo-injection of plasmonic electrons from metal nanostructures for photo-detectors and catalysis
  • Hybrid nanomaterials for photo-catalytic and solar-fuel applications
  • Plasmonic nanostructures for light harvesting and concentration
  • Hybrid structures with interacting exciton and plasmon resonances
  • Nano- and meta-materials with complex organization including chiral nanostructures
  • Quantum dots, nanocrystals with complex shapes, nanowires and nanoscale assemblies
  • Photo-thermal effects in plasmonic nanostructures and nanoparticles for bio- and energy applications
  • Externally driven nanomaterials interacting with bio-matter and optogenetics
  • Theoretical models of optically-active hybrid nanostructures and metamaterials
  • Theoretical studies of kinetic properties of optically-excited nanostructures, including charge, excitonic and heat transport phenomena

Invited Speakers:

  • Mark Brongersma (Stanford University, USA)
  • Phillip Christopher (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Stephane Colin (Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS, Marcoussis, France)
  • Hilmi V. Demir (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Alexander Eychmueller (Technical University, Dresden, Germany)
  • Shanhui Fan (Stanford University, USA)
  • Jochen Feldmann (Munich University, Germany)
  • Naomi Halas (Rice University, USA)
  • Howard Jackson (University of Cincinnati, USA)
  • Chennupati Jagadish (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Prashant Kamat (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Victor Klimov (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Valentina Krachmalnicoff (Institut-Langevin, CNRS, ESPCI, Paris, France)
  • Ai Qun Liu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Peter Nordlander (Rice University, USA)
  • Arthur Nozik (University of Colorado and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Teri W. Odom (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Xiong Qiha (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Tijana Rajh (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Federico Rosei (INRS, Montreal, Canada)
  • Gregory Salamo (University of Arkansas, USA)
  • George Schatz (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Gennady Shvets (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Shulin Sun (Fudan University, China)
  • Takuo Tanaka (RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan)
  • Jason G. Valentine (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Nianqiang (Nick) Wu (West Virginia University, USA)
  • Eli Yablonovitch (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Alexander Govorov
Ohio University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
740-593-9430, govorov@ohiou.edu

Renaud Bachelot
University of Technolology of Troyes, Charles Delaunay Institute, CNRS
Laboratory of Nanotechnology, Instrumentation and Optics (LNIO)
33-3-25715665, renaud.bachelot@utt.fr

Din Ping Tsai
Academia Sinica
Research Center for Applied Sciences, Director
886-2-3366-5100, dptsai@sinica.edu.tw

Gary Wiederrecht
Argonne National Laboratory
Center for Nanoscale Materials
630-252 4586, wiederrecht@anl.gov