Hot-carrier Dynamics in Photoexcited Gold Nanostructures: Analysis of Plasmon Excitation, Interband Transitions and Ballistic Transport

Giulia Tagliabue

California Institute of Technology

Giulia joined the Atwater Group in Caltech in 2015 as a Swiss-National-Science-Foundation (SNSF) Fellow. Her work focuses on photonic/plasmonic structures for light harvesting and solar energy conversion. In particular she collaborates with the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis for the study of new photocatalytic systems for solar-fuels generation. Giulia holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich. Previously, she worked as a research-assistant at EPFL. She obtained her master and bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Udine. As an undergraduate, Giulia was also a fellow of Scuola Superiore, a complementary university program for talented students.


Plasmon-enhanced photo-excitation and collection of ‘hot’ charge carriers from metallic nanostructures has the potential to enable new light harvesting mechanisms for optoelectronic devices. While it is now established... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Giulia Tagliabue (California Institute of Technology)
  2. Adam Jermyn (University of Cambridge)
  3. Ravishankar Sundararaman (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
  4. Alex Welch (California Institute of Technology)
  5. Joseph Du Chene (California Institute of Technology)
  6. Ragip Pala (California Institute of Technology)
  7. Artur Davoyan (California Institute of Technology)
  8. Prineha Narang (Harvard University)
  9. Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology)

Topic Area

Photonic & plasmonic nanomaterials


OS3a-A » Photonic & plasmonic nanomaterials (14:30 - Friday, 15th September, Auditorium)

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