Electrons, Photons and Plasmons 2021

10 Mar 2021 - 12 Mar 2021


Objectives and format

Electron-energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) are powerful and rapidly developing techniques to study various spatially and temporally textured excitations in solids and molecules, such as plasmons. While they ultimately yield similar information on such modes using respectively electrons and photons as probing particles, the mechanism through which these techniques do so can be radically different. The goal of this workshop is to bring together EELS and SNOM experts in order to exchange on the recent progress in these methods and to discuss their possible symbiosis. The topics will cover fundamental research, instrumentation, modelling and applications.

Selected Invited speakers

Dimitri Basov (Columbia University, USA)
Live from New York: Polaritons in van der Waals Materials

Rainer Hillenbrand (nanoGUNE Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain)
Nanophotonics with phonon polaritons in 2D materials

Fritz Keilmann (LMU Munich, Germany)
Infrared near-field nanospectroscopy of living cells

Frank Koppens (ICFO Barcelona, Spain)
Infrared and THz near-field imaging of twisted 2D materials and polaritonic nanocavities

Alex McLeod (Columbia University, USA)
Revealing nano-plasmonics in 2D materials and correlated oxides at variable temperatures

Thomas Taubner (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Phonon-enhanced infrared near-field spectroscopy enables probing of the buried 2DEG at the LAO/STO interface

Yixi Zhou (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Cryo-SNOM studies of polaritons at oxide interfaces


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