Symposium EL03—Novel Approaches and Material Platforms for Enhanced Light–Matter Interaction, Plasmonics and Metasurfaces
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.