Kempa Group, Department of Physics
Professors Kempa and Herczynski co-author a Nature Communication article
Professors Kempa and Herczynski co-author a Nature Communication article proposing a new direction in optoelectronics research, based on Nature's own designs. Titled "Bio-inspired Networks for Optoelectronic Applications," and written in collaboration with researchers in South China Normal University, (Guangzhou, China), the paper shows that using natural structures such as spider webs and leaf venation networks can lead to a new generation of highly efficient solar cells, flexible touch screens, and other devices.
- T. Sun, C. F. Guo, F. Cao, E. M. Akinoglu, Y. Wang, M. Giersig, Z. Ren, and K. Kempa, "A Broadband Solar Absorber with 12 nm Thick Ultrathin a-Si Layer by Using Random Metallic Nanomeshes", Appl. Phys. Letters. 104 (25), 251119 (2014).
- A. H. Rose, B. M. Wirth, R. E. Hatem, A. P. Rashed Ahmed, M. J. Burns, M. J. Naughton, and K. Kempa, "Nanoscope based on nanowaveguides", Optics Express 22, 5228 (2014) DOI:10.1364/OE.22.005228
- K. Kempa, "Duality of the collective and single particle responses in simple metals in the extreme long wavelength limit", arXiv:1405.5772.
- K. Kempa, "Equivalence of the plasmon energy and the surface energy barrier in simple metals", Plasmonics, October 2014/DOI: 10.1007/s11468-014-9796-y
- B. Han, Y. Huang, R. Li, Q. Peng, J. Luo, K. Pei, A. Herczynski, K. Kempa, Z. Ren, and J. Gao, Bio-inspired networks for optoelectronic applications, Nature Comm., 5, Article number 5674, (2014)/DOI: 10.1038/ncomms 6674
- A. Teng, K. Kempa, M.M. O¨zer, S. M. Hus, P. C. Snijders, G. Lee, and H. H. Weitering, "Quantum oscillations in the surface excitations of ultrathin Mg(0001) films", Phys. Rev. B 90, 115416, (2014).