Nanophotonics and Plasmonics

Photoresponsive nanoparticles have been extensively investigated to efficiently harness light for a broad range of applications including photovoltaics, solar heating, photocatalysis, etc. This symposium will cover optically sensitive semiconductor and plasmonic nanostructures as well as their corresponding hybrid structures. Both experimental and theoretical approaches have been carried out to fundamentally understand the underlying photophysical and photochemical processes, which will further facilitate the development of new materials and strategies for efficiently using solar energy.