JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).
This is a research project that involves theoretical and computational studies of the electron dynamics in metal and semiconductor nanostructures. The prime focus of studies is placed on the understanding of the role of many-body processes in the optical properties that can be measured using various spectroscopy techniques. Specific topics include (1) plasmon-enhanced spectroscopies in metal nanostructures and in hybrid systems comprised of dye molecules or semiconductor dots linked to metal nanoparticles, (2) dynamics of excitons in semiconductors quantum wells and (3) quantum transport in semiconductor nanonostructures
This Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT) program is funded by the Division of Materials Research in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate.