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NanoPhotonics Centre



Key publications: 
  1. SERS of Individual Nanoparticles on a Mirror: Size Does Matter, but so Does Shape
    F. Benz, R. Chikkaraddy, A.R. Salmon, H. Ohadi, B. de Nijs, J. Mertens, C. Carnegie, R.W. Bowman, J.J. Baumberg
    J. Phys. Chem. Letters, 7, 12 (2016)
  2. Polarisation-selective hotspots in metallic ring stack arrays
    L.J. Brooks, J. Mertens, R.W. Bowman, R. Chikkaraddy, A. Sanders, J.J. Baumberg
    Opt. Express, 24, 4 (2016)
  3. Hybridization of plasmonic antenna and cavity modes: Extreme optics of nanoparticle-on-mirror nanogaps
    C. Tserkezis, R. Esteban, D.O. Sigle, J. Mertens, L.O. Herrmann, J.J. Baumberg, J. Aizpurua
    Phys. Rev. A, 92, 053811 (2015)
  4. Scalable Microaccordion Mesh for Deformable and Stretchable Metallic Films
    J. Mertens, R.W. Bowman, J.C.W. Willis, A. Robinson, D. Cotton, R. White, K.A. Seffen, J.J. Baumberg
    Phys. Rev. Applied, 4, 044006 (2015)
  5. Capillary-Force-Assisted Optical Tuning of Coupled Plasmons
    T. Ding, J. Mertens, D.O. Sigle, J.J. Baumberg
    Adv. Mater., 27, 6457–6461 (2015)
  6. Controllable Tuning Plasmonic Coupling with Nanoscale Oxidation
    T. Ding, D.O. Sigle, L. Zhang, J. Mertens, B. de Nijs, J.J. Baumberg
    ACS Nano, 9, 6110-6118 (2015)
  7. Monitoring Morphological Changes in 2D Monolayer Semiconductors Using Atom-Thick Plasmonic Nanocavities
    D.O. Sigle, J. Mertens, L.O. Herrmann, R.W. Bowman, S. Ithurria, B. Dubertret, Y. Shi, H.Y. Yang, C. Tserkezis, J. Aizpurua, J.J. Baumberg
    ACS Nano, 9, 825–830 (2015)
  8. Excitons in a mirror: Formation of "optical bilayers" using MoS2 monolayers on gold substrates
    J. Mertens, Y. Shi, A. Molina-Sánchez, L. Wirtz, H.Y. Yang, J.J. Baumberg
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 191105 (2014)
  9. Unfolding the contents of sub-nm plasmonic gaps using normalising plasmon resonance spectroscopy
    B. de Nijs, R. Bowman, L.O. Herrmann, F. Benz, S.J. Barrow, J. Mertens, D.O. Sigle, A. Eiden, A.C. Ferrari, O. Scherman, J.J. Baumberg
    Faraday Discussions, 107 (2014)
  10. Nonlinear Superchiral Meta-Surfaces: Tuning Chirality and Disentangling Non-Reciprocity at the Nanoscale
    V.K. Valev, J.J. Baumberg, B. De Clercq, N. Braz, X. Zheng, E.J. Osley, S. Vandendriessche, M. Hojeij, C. Blejean, J. Mertens, C.G. Biris, V. Volskiy, M. Ameloot, Y. Ekinci, G.A.E. Vandenbosch, P.A. Warburton, V.V. Moshchalkov, N.C. Panoiu, T. Verbiest
    Adv. Mater, 26, 4074–4081 (2014)
  11. Controlling Subnanometer Gaps in Plasmonic Dimers Using Graphene
    J. Mertens, A. Eiden, D.O. Sigle, F. Huang, A. Lombardo, Z. Sun, R.S. Sundaram, A. Colli, C. Tserkezis, J. Aizpurua, S. Milana, A.C. Ferrari, J.J. Baumberg
    Nano Letters, 13, 5033–5038 (2013)
  12. Pulse-shaper-assisted coherent control of shift currents
    K.K. Kapil, J. Mertens, M. Bieler, S. Chatterjee
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 28, 470-474 (2011)
Dr Jan  Mertens

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Latest news

NanoPhotonics @ Femincam

29 September 2023

PhD students from the NanoPhotonics Centre have attended Femincam, a one-day conference celebrating emerging women in science and leaders in electronic materials. During the event Sara Rocchetti also presented her poster on “Amplified plasmonic forces from DNA-origami scaffolded single dyes in nanogaps”.

ICAVS flash presentations prizes awarded to Marika and Yuling!

4 September 2023

A number of group members recently attended ICAVS12 in Krakow. Congratulations to Yuling who won the prize for the best flash presentation and to Marika for winning the best flash presentation audience award!

Sara Rocchetti - Best poster at Chemical and NanoScience symposium

17 May 2023

Sara Rocchetti won the best poster award at the 10th Chemical and NanoScience symposium Newcastle (CNSN-X) with her work on DNA origami and nanophotonics. Well done!