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Overlap allows nanoparticles to enhance light-based detection

October 16, 2019

Rice University scientists have found revealing information where light from a molecule meets light from a nanoparticle. The…
Chemicals induce dipoles to damp plasmons

March 26, 2019

The light scattered by plasmonic nanoparticles is useful, but some of it gets lost at the surface and…
Imaging technique pulls plasmon data together

March 19, 2018

Rice University scientists have developed a novel technique to view a field of plasmonic nanoparticles simultaneously to learn…
Plasmons triggered in nanotube quantum wells

March 19, 2018

A novel quantum effect observed in a carbon nanotube film could lead to the development of unique lasers…
Some Like it Hot: Simulating Single Particle Excitations

December 19, 2015

Plasmons, which may be thought of as clouds of electrons that oscillate within a metal nanocluster, could serve…
Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays

December 7, 2015

A new method for building “drawbridges” between metal nanoparticles may allow electronics makers to build full-color displays using…
Harvesting more energy from photons

November 5, 2015

Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have found a way to significantly boost the energy that can be harnessed…
Researchers Observe Shortest Wavelength Plasmons Ever in Single Walled Nanotubes

July 29, 2015

The term “plasmons” might sound like something from the soon-to-be-released new Star Wars movie, but the effects of…
Surfing a wake of light

July 8, 2015

When a duck paddles across a pond or a supersonic plane flies through the sky, it leaves a…
Mind the Gap: Nanoscale Speed Bump Could Regulate Plasmons for High-Speed Data Flow

April 2, 2015

The name sounds like something Marvin the Martian might have built, but the “nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulator” is…
‘Single-photon emission enhancement’ seen as step toward quantum technologies

January 14, 2015

Researchers have demonstrated a new way to enhance the emission of single photons by using “hyperbolic metamaterials,” a…
Atomically thin material opens door for integrated nanophotonic circuits

September 5, 2014

Far-field photons excite silver nanowire plasmons. The wire plasmons propagate to the wire’s distal end where they efficiently…
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