Category: Articles

Computational Simulation of Photochemical Reactions in DNA

Article: published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters by Jesús I. Mendieta-Moreno and José Ortega, IFIMAC researchers and members of the Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. The photostability of DNA is a key property for...

A gold-coated scanning thermal microscopy probe is brought into close proximity of a heated gold substrate.

Radiative Heat Transfer in Ångström and Nanometer-sized Gaps

Article: published in Nature Communications by Víctor Fernández-Hurtado, Johannes Feist, Francisco J. García-Vidal and Juan Carlos Cuevas, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and IFIMAC researchers. Radiative heat transfer between closely placed objects is...

Figure: Schematic illustration of the proposed hybrid plasmonic platform for an on-chip nanolaser source. It consists of a GaAs nanowire positioned inside a 30 microns-long gold V-groove waveguide capable of coupling its lasing emission to the propagating plasmonic modes supported by the structure.

A Bright Nanolight for Plasmonic Circuitry

Article: published in Nano Letters by Javier Cuerda, Jorge Bravo-Abad and Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and IFIMAC researchers. The need of ever faster and powerful data processing and communication...

When Quantum Light Meets Matter

When Quantum Light Meets Matter

Article: published in Physical Review A by J. C. López Carreño, C. Sánchez Muñoz, E. del Valle and F. P. Laussy, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and IFIMAC researchers.. A theoretical analysis of...

Example of a nanophotonic system where organic molecules are strongly coupled to a plasmon mode (confined light mode) in the gap between two metallic nanoparticles, thus suppressing the photochemical reaction sketched in the inset.

Suppressing Photochemical Reactions Through Strong Coupling

Article: published in Nature Communications by Javier Galego, Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal and Johannes Feist, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and IFIMAC researchers. Photoisomerization is a change in chemical structure of a molecule after...

Attosecond Correlation Dynamics. Image Copyright: M. Ossiander and M. Schultze

Attosecond Correlation Dynamics

Article: published in Nature Physics by Johannes Feist, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and IFIMAC researcher. When light hits an atom, it can eject an electron through the process of photoionization. Up to...