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Christy Haynes and Renee Frontiera: Photonic Properties of Chiral Nanostructures

This team will leverage established and new chiral nanostructures and expertise in plasmonic and Raman optical activity measurements to explore the fundamental relationship between the local electromagnetic near-field and the far-field chiral response. Because nanoscale chiral structures interact much more strongly with circularly-polarized light than molecules, the measured asymmetric responses can be orders-of-magnitude larger. As such, chiral nanostructures have great potential to impact waveguiding, display, security tag, and sensing technologies.

National Science Foundation

Funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Minnesota MRSEC under Award Number DMR-2011401

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435 Amundson Hall, 421 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455

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