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The Zou group is interested in calculating the optical properties of metal nanoparticles using electrodynamics theory. The results from the research can be applied to improve the light harvesting efficiency of solar cells and design analytical tools with higher sensitivity and new optical devices. His research group is also interested in calculating the catalytic effects of small metallic clusters using quantum mechanics theory for renewable energy applications.

  1. “Effects of Dipole and Quadrupole Modes on the Switchable Total Transmission and Reflection in an Array of Rectangular Silver Prisms” Yadong Zhou, Shengli Zou *, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, (2016) Accepted
  2. “Rigid Single Carbon-Carbon Bond That Does Not Rotate in Water” Manuel Gadogbe, Yadong Zhou, Shengli Zou, Dongmao Zhang*,Journal of Physical Chemistry B, (2016) 120(9), 2418-2422
  3. “UV-Vis Ratiometric Resonance Synchronous Spectroscopy for Determination of Nanoparticle and Molecular Optical Cross Sections” Charles B Nettles, Yadong Zhou, Shengli Zou, Dongmao Zhang*, Analytical Chemistry, (2015) 88(5), 2891-2898
  4. “Failure and Reexamination of the Raman Scattering Enhancement Factor Predicted by the Enhanced Local Electric Field in a Silver Nanorod” Yadong Zhou, Yan Tian, Shengli Zou *, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, (2015) 119(49), 27683-27687
  5. “Direct Observation of Ion Pairing at the Liquid/Solid Interfaces by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” Ganganath S. Perera, Charles B. Nettle, Yadong Zhou, Shengli Zou, T. Keith Hollis, Dongmao Zhang*, Langmuir, (2015) 1(33), 8998-9005
  6. “Structures and Conformations of Alkanedithiols on Gold and Silver Nanoparticles in Water” Manuel Gadogbe, Yadong Zhou, Sandamini H. Alahakoon, Ganganath S. Perera, Shengli Zou, Charles U., Jr. Pittman, Dongmao Zhang*, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, (2015) 119(32), 18414-18421
  7. “Faceted Gold Nanorods: Nanocuboids, Convex Nanocuboids, and Concave Nanocuboids” Qingfeng Zhang, Yadong Zhou, Esteban Villarreal, Ye Lin, Shengli Zou, Hui Wang*, Nano Letters, (2015) 15(6), 4161-4169
  8. “Iodide-Induced Organothiol Desorption and Photochemical Reaction, Gold Nanoparticle (AuNP) Fusion, and SERS Signal Reduction in Organothiol-Containing AuNP Aggregates” Ganganath S. Perera, Allen LaCour, Yadong Zhou, Kate L. Henderson, Shengli Zou, Felio Perez, Joseph P. Emerson, Dongmao Zhang, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, (2015) 119(8) 4261-4267
  9. “Structural defect induced peak splitting in gold-copper bimetallic nanorods during growth by single particle spectroscopy” Srayan Thota, Shutang Chen, Yadong Zhou, Yong Zhang, Shengli Zou, Jing Zhao*, Nanoscale (2015) 7(35), 14652-14658
  10. “An experimental and theoretical mechanistic study of biexciton quantum yield enhancement in single quantum dots near gold nanoparticles ” Swayandipta Dey, Yadong Zhou, Xiangdong Tian, Julie A. Jenkins, Ou Chen, Shengli Zou, Jing Zhao*, Nanoscale (2015) 7(15), 6851-6858