Our Science paper has been highlighted once again, this time on the website Phys.org There is also a news in french on the CNRS INC (Institut National de Chimie) website. We are happy to see the interest it is generating !
A new publication from Guido Pupillo‘s team, in collaboration with us, just appeared in the asap section of ACS Photonics. It shows that, intrinsic surface plasmon-phonon polaritons in a metallic crystal, resulting from hybridized plasmons-phonons modes coupled to photonic degrees of freedom, offer a unique opportunity to control the material properties of the crystal, without the use of an external resonator. More details in the publications page.
Another publication appeared in Physical Review Applied last week ! This study presents a method to measure radiation pressure on metallic nanoparticles down to the thermal limit, with a large dynamic range and fine resolution in position. This is made possible by a careful assessment of the conditions of stability through an Allan-based deviation analysis. The capacity to measure femtonewton forces is important in the context of optical spin-orbit interactions and chiral forces.
This is nor the last trendy horror movie, neither the latest Star Wars episode but just another reaction about our Science paper, now online in the asap section of ACS Central Science. It has been written by Stéphane Kéna-Cohen and Joel Yuen-Zhou and it is entitled Polariton Chemistry : Action in the Dark. The paper is open access (published under ACS Author Choice license) and you can download it here.
Since last week, we are welcoming a new master 2 student, Rémi Goerlich, in cooperation with the Dyno group at IPCMS. He will work with Yoseline Cabara-Rosalès and Samuel Albert on the stochastic protocols in an optical trap.
Related to our publication in Science, here is a nice article of Andy Extance on Chemistry World, featuring Lucas Lethuillier and Kalaivanan Nagarajan as guest-stars.
Savoir(s), the magazine of the University of Strasbourg has also interviewed Thomas Ebbesen and Anoop Thomas. Here is the article, in french that time, illustrated by a nice picture in front of our FIB system.