## Condensed Matter Physics

There are numerous graduate students and postdocs working in condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics.

Several people working in this area are also members of the Center for Simulational Physics.

The department offers several advanced graduate courses in condensed matter theory, many-body theory, mathematical and computational methods, and statistical mechanics.

### Researchers

## Optical Properties of Solids

Charge transfer processes in insulators; dephasing and decoherence in solids; dynamical processes in glasses and solids; dynamics of elementary excitations; electron-phonon and phonon-phonon interactions; energy transfer and energy relaxation; molecular impurities; phonon dynamics in disordered and amorphous systems.

## Recent Publications

#### High-Sensitive Assay of Nucleic Acid

Chunyuan Song, Xinyu Jiang, Yanjun Yang, Jingjing Zhang, Steven Larson, Hoang Luong, Yiping Zhao, and Lianhui Wang, "*High-Sensitive Assay of Nucleic Acid Using Tetrahedral DNA Probes and DNA Concatamers with a Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering/Surface Plasmon Resonance Dual-Mode Biosensor Based on a Silver Nanorod-Covered Silver Nanohole Array*," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020.

#### Transition from discrete patches to plasmonic nanohole array by glancing angle deposition on nanosphere monolayers

Layne Bradley, Dexian Ye, Hoang Luong, and Yiping Zhao, “*Transition from discrete patches to plasmonic nanohole array by glancing angle deposition on nanosphere monolayers*,” Nanotechnology **31**, 205301 (2020).

#### Chiral nanohole arrays

Bin Ai, Hoang Luong, and Yiping Zhao, “*Chiral nanohole arrays,*” Nanoscale **12**, 2479 - 2491 (2020)

#### Enhanced resonant Faraday rotation in multilayer magneto-plasmonic nano-hole arrays and their sensing application

Hoang Luong, Minh Pham, Tho Nguyen, and Yiping Zhao, "*Enhanced resonant Faraday rotation in multilayer magneto-plasmonic nano-hole arrays and their sensing application*," The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, accepted.