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  1. Olga A. Baturina, Albert Epshteyn, Asher C. Leff, Andrew P. Purdy, Todd Brintlinger, Blake S. Sympkins, Eva Y. Santiago, and Alexander O. Govorov, Photoelectrochemical Methanol Oxidation under Visible and UV Excitation of TiO2-supported TiN and ZrN Plasmonic Nanoparticles, J. Electrochem. Soc. 168, 016503 (2021); DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/abd605

  2. Lucas V. Besteiro, Xiang-Tian Kong, Zhiming M. Wang, Alexander O. Govorov, “Theory of Plasmonic Excitations: Fundamentals and Applications in Photocatalysis,” Chapter 2 in Plasmonic Catalysis. From Fundamentals to Applications,” Wiley-VCH, edited by Emiliano Cortés and Pedro H. C. Camargo (2021).

  3. Xuemei Han, Lucas V. Besteiro, Charlynn Sher Lin Koh, Hiang Kwee Lee, In Yee Phang, Gia Chuong Phan‐Quang, Jing Yi Ng, Howard Yi Fan Sim, Chee Leng Lay, Alexander Govorov, Xing Yi Ling, Intensifying Heat using MOF-isolated Graphene for Solar-Driven Seawater Desalination at 98% Solar-to-thermal Efficiency, Advanced Functional Materials, online (2021); DOI:

  4. Spencer L. Giles, Ana Sousa-Castillo, Eva Yazmin Santiago, Miguel A. Correa-Duarte, Alexander O. Govorov, and Olga A. Baturina, Visible Light Driven Oxidation of Harmful 2-Chloroethyl Ethyl Sulfide using SiO2-TiO2 Composite Particles and Air, Colloid and Interface Science Communications, 41, 100362 (2021).

  5. Li Ma, Peng Yu, Wenhao Wang, Hao-Chung Kuo, Alexander O. Govorov, Song Sun, and Zhiming M. Wang, Nanoantenna-Enhanced Light-Emitting Diode: Fundamental and Recent Progress, Laser Photonics Rev., 15, 2000367 (2021).

  6. Shobhana Panuganti, Lucas V. Besteiro, Eugenia S. Vasileiadou, Justin M. Hoffman, Alexander O. Govorov, Stephen K. Gray, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, and Richard D. Schaller, Distance dependence of Förster resonance energy transfer rates in 2D perovskite quantum wells via control of organic spacer length, Journal of the American Chemical Society, online (2021); DOI:

  7. Kevin Martens, Felix Binkowski, Linh Nguyen, Li Hu, Alexander O. Govorov, Sven Burger, Tim Liedl, Long- and Short-Ranged Chiral Interactions in DNA Assembled Plasmonic Chains, Nature Communications, 12, 2025 (2021).

  1. Felix Binkowski, Tong Wu, Philippe Lalanne, Sven Burger, and Alexander O. Govorov, Hot Electron Generation through Near-Field Excitation of Plasmonic Nanoresonators, ACS Photonics, Article ASAP, DOI: (2020).

  1. Wenhao Wang, Lucas V. Besteiro , Peng Yu , Feng Lin , Alexander O. Govorov , Hongxing Xu, and Zhiming Wang, Plasmonic hot-electron photodetection with quasi-bound states in the continuum and guided resonances, Nanophotonics, online, DOI: (2020).

  1. Gordon, W.; Balboa, A.; Giles, S.; Epshteyn, A.; Ávalos-Ovando, O.; Govorov, A.; McEntee, M.; Baturina, O., Visible Light-Induced Reactivity of 2-Chloroethyl Ethyl Sulfide by Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticles Incorporated into TiO2, Crystals, 11(6), 659 (2021); Note: Special Issue "Directed Surface Plasmon Resonance for Hot-Carrier Applications".


1. Riccardo Marin, José Lifante, Lucas V. Besteiro, Zhiming Wang, Alexander O. Govorov, Fernando Rivero, Fernando Alfonso, Francisco Sanz-Rodríguez and Daniel Jaque García, Plasmonic copper sulfide nanoparticles enable dark contrast in optical coherence tomography, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 9, 5 (2020); DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201901627.

2. L. Khosravi Khorashad, L. V. Besteiro, M. A. Correa-Duarte, S. Burger, Z. M. Wang, A. O. Govorov, Hot electrons generated in chiral plasmonic nanocrystals as a mechanism for surface photochemistry and chiral growth, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 142, 9, 4193–4205 (2020); DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b11124 (2020).

3. B. Klemmed, L. V. Besteiro, A. Benad, M. Georgi, Z. Wang, A. Govorov, A. Eychmüller, Hybrid Plasmonic-Aerogel Materials as Optical Superheaters with Engineered Resonances, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 59 (4), 1696-1702 (2020); DOI: 10.1002/anie.201913022.

4. Ali Rafiei Miandashti, Larousse Khosravi Khorashad, Martin Kordesch, Alexander O. Govorov, Hugh H. Richardson, Experimental and Theoretical Observation of Photothermal Chirality in Gold Nanoparticle Helicoids, ACS Nano, 14, 4, 4188–4195 (2020).

5. Yisong Zhu, Peng Yu, Eric Ashalley, Tianji Liu, Feng Lin, Haining Ji, Junichi Takahara, Alexander Govorov, and Zhiming Wang, Planar Hot-electron Photodetector Utilizing High Refractive Index MoS2 in Fabry-Pérot Perfect Absorber, Nanotechnology, online, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/ab8325 (2020).

6. Junliang Dong, Holger Breitenborn, Riccardo Piccoli, Lucas V. Besteiro, Pei You, Diego Caraffini, Zhiming Wang, Alexander O. Govorov, Rafik Naccache, Fiorenzo Vetrone, Luca Razzari, and Roberto Morandotti, Terahertz Three-dimensional Monitoring of Nanoparticle-assisted Laser Tissue Soldering, Biomed. Opt. Express 11 (4), 2254-2267 (2020). DOI: 10.1364/BOE.389561.

7. S. Rej, L. Mascaretti, E. Y. Santiago, O. Tomanec, Š. Kment, Z. Wang, R. Zbořil, P. Fornasiero, A. O. Govorov, and A. Naldoni, Determining Plasmonic Hot Electron and Photothermal Effects during H2 Evolution with TiN-Pt Nanohybrids, ACS Catal. 10, 5261−5271 (2020); DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c00343.

8. J. M. Slocik, P. B. Dennis, A. O. Govorov, N. M. Bedford, Y. Ren, and R. R. Naik, Chiral restructuring of peptide enantiomers on gold nanomaterials, ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 6, 2612−2620 (2020); DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.9b00933.

9. L. Nguyen, M. Das, M. Ober, L. V. Besteiro, Z. M. Wang, B. Nickel, A. O. Govorov, T. Liedl, A. Heuer-Jungemann, Chiral Assembly of Gold/Silver Core-Shell Plasmonic Nanorods on DNA Origami with Strong Optical Activity, ACS Nano, 14, 6, 7454–7461 (2020); DOI:

10. Eric Ashalley, Kingsley Acheampong, Lucas Vázquez, Peng Yu, Arup Neogi, Alexander O. Govorov, and Zhiming Wang, Multitask deep-learning-based design of chiral plasmonic metamaterials, Photonics Research, online; DOI: 10.1364/PRJ.388253.

11. Oscar Ávalos-Ovando, Lucas V. Besteiro, Zhiming Wang, and Alexander O. Govorov, Temporal Plasmonics: Fano and Rabi regimes in the time domain in metal nanostructures, Nanophotonics, DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2020-0229 (2020); cond-mat arXiv:2004.07915.

12. Yoel Negrín-Montecelo, Miguel Comesaña-Hermo, Larousse Khosravi Khorashad, Ana Sousa-Castillo, Zhiming Wang, Moisés Pérez-Lorenzo, Tim Liedl, Alexander O. Govorov, Miguel A. Correa-Duarte, Photophysical Effects behind the Efficiency of Hot Electron Injection in Plasmon-Assisted Catalysis: The Joint Role of Morphology and Composition, ACS Energy Lett. 5, 2, 395–402 (2020).

13. Emiliano Cortés, Alexander Govorov, Hiroaki Misawa, and Katherine Willets, "Special Topic on Emerging Directions in Plasmonics”, Editorial, The Journal of Chemical Physics, J. Chem. Phys.153, 010401 (2020); DOI: 10.1063/5.0017914.

14. Changmeng Wang, Xin Tong, Wenhao Wang, Jing-Yin Xu, Lucas V. Besteiro, Ali Imran Channa, Feng Lin, Jiang Wu, Qiang Wang, Alexander O. Govorov, Alberto Vomiero, Zhiming M. Wang, Manipulating the Optoelectronic Properties of Quasi-type II CuInS2/CdS Core/shell Quantum Dots for Photoelectrochemical Cell Application, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2, 32, 36277–36286 (2020).

15. Jie Fu, Faze Wang, Yequan Xiao, Yisen Yao, Chao Feng, Le Chang, Chang-Ming Jiang, Viktoria Kunzelmann, Z. Wang, Alexander O. Govorov, Ian D. Sharp, and Yanbo Li, Identifying Performance-Limiting Deep Traps in Ta3N5 for Solar Water Splitting, ACS Catalysis, 10, 18, 10316–10324 (2020).

16. Eva Yazmin Santiago, Lucas Vazquez Besteiro, Xiang-Tian Kong, Miguel A. Correa-Duarte, Zhiming Wang, and A. O. Govorov, Efficiency of Hot-Electron Generation in Plasmonic Nanocrystals with Complex Shapes: Surface-Induced Scattering, Hot Spots, and Interband Transitions, ACS Photonics, 7, 10, 2807–2824 (2020); DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.0c01065

17. Kevin Martens, Felix Binkowski, Linh Nguyen, Li Hu, Alexander O. Govorov, Sven Burger, Tim Liedl, Long- and Short-Ranged Chiral Interactions in DNA Assembled Plasmonic Chains, Cond-Matt arXiv: (2020).

18. Yong Wang, Qingzhe Zhang, Yongchen Wang, Lucas V. Besteiro, Yannan Liu, Haiyan Tan, Zhiming M. Wang, Alexander O. Govorov, Jin Z. Zhang, Jason K. Cooper, Jing Zhao, Guozhu Chen, Mohamed Chaker, and Dongling Ma, Ultrastable Plasmonic Cu-Based Core-Shell Nanoparticles, Chemistry of Materials, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c04059 (2020).

19. Yisong Zhu, Peng Yu, Tianji Liu, Hongxing Xu, Alexander O. Govorov, and Zhiming Wang, Nanolayered Tamm Plasmon-Based Multicolor Hot Electron Photodetection for O- and C-Band Telecommunication, ACS Applied Electronic Materials, online; DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00710 (2020).


  1. T. Liu, L.V. Besteiro, T. Liedl, M.A. Correa-Duarte, Z. Wang, A. Govorov, Chiral plasmonic nanocrystals for generation of hot electrons: Toward polarization-sensitive photochemistry, Nano Letters, 19 (2), pp 1395–1407 (2019);

  1. Andrew H. Proppe, Madeline H. Elkins, Oleksandr Voznyy, Ryan D Pensack, Felipe Zapata, Lucas Vazquez Besteiro, Li Na Quan, Rafael Quintero-Bermudez, Petar Todorovic, Shana O. Kelley, Alexander O. Govorov, Stephen K. Gray, Ivan Infante, Edward H. Sargent, and Gregory D. Scholes, Spectrally Resolved Ultrafast Exciton Transfer in Mixed Perovskite Quantum Wells, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 10, 3, 419-426 (2019); DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b00018

  1. A. R. Miandashti, L. K. Khorashad, A.O. Govorov, M. E. Kordesch, and H. H. Richardson, Time-Resolved Temperature-Jump Measurements and Theoretical Simulations of Nanoscale Heat Transfer Using NaYF4:Yb3+: Er3+ Upconverting Nanoparticles, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123, 6, 3770-3780 (2019); DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11215

  1. A. R. Miandashti, Baral, E.Y. Santiago, L.K. Khorashad, A.O. Govorov, H. Richardson, Photo-Thermal Spectroscopy with Plasmonic and Rare-Earth Doped (Nano)Materials, Basic Principles and Applications, Booklet Series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology, ISBN 978-981-13-3591-4, Springer (2019).

  1. Li Hu, Tim Liedl, Kevin Martens, Zhiming M. Wang, and Alexander O. Govorov, Long-range Plasmon-Assisted Chiral Interactions in Nanocrystal Assemblies, ACS Photonics, 6, 3, 749-756 (2019); DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b01676

  1. T. Liu, L. V. Besteiro, Z. Wang, A. O. Govorov, Generation of Hot Electrons in Nanostructures incorporating Conventional and Unconventional Plasmonic Materials, Faraday Discussions, 214, 199-213 (2019); DOI: 10.1039/C8FD00145F.

  1. Maximilian J. Urban, Chenqi Shen, Xiang-Tian Kong, Chenggan Zhu, Alexander O. Govorov, Qiangbin Wang, Mario Hentschel, and Na Liu, Chiral Plasmonic Nanostructures Enabled by Bottom-Up Approaches, Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, 70, 275-299 (2019).

  1. L. V. Besteiro, P. Yu, Zhiming Wang, A. W. Holleitner, G. V. Hartland, G. P. Wiederrecht, A. O. Govorov, The Fast and the Furious: Ultrafast Hot Electrons in Plasmonic Metastructures. Size and Structure Matter, Nano Today, 27, 120-145 (2019).

  1. O.A Baturina, A. Epshteyn, B. S. Simpkins, N. Bhattarai, T. H. Brintlinger, E.Y. Santiago, A.O. Govorov, Comparing Photoelectrochemical Methanol Oxidation Mechanisms for Gold versus Titanium Nitride Nanoparticles Dispersed in TiO2 Matrix, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 166, H485-H493 (2019); DOI: 10.1149/2.1211910jes.

  1. Compositions having a mixture of strongly plasmonic nanorods and exhibiting an extinction spectrum transparency window, A Govorov, US Patent App. 10/317,581

  1. D.L. Kuhn, Z. Zander, A.M. Kulisiewicz, S.M. DeBow, C. Haffey, H. Fang, X.-T. Kong, Y. Qian, S.D. Walck, A.O. Govorov, Y. Rao, H.-L. Dai, and B.G. DeLacy, The Fabrication of Anisotropic Ag Nanoplatelets on the Surface of TiO2 Fibers for Enhanced Photocatalysis of Chemical Warfare Agent Simulant, Methyl Paraoxon, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123, 19579-19587 (2019); DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b04026 (2019).

  1. L. Chang, L.V. Besteiro, J. Sun, E.Y. Santiago, S.K. Gray, Z. Wang, A.O. Govorov, Electronic Structure of the Plasmons in Metal Nanocrystals: Fundamental Limitations for the Energy Efficiency of Hot Electron Generation, ACS Energy Lett. 4, 10, 2552-2568 (2019).

  1. Cover for ACS Energy Lett., Volume 4, Issue 10, Pages 2353-2570, 2019; Electronic Structure of the Plasmons in Metal Nanocrystals: Fundamental Limitations for the Energy Efficiency of Hot Electron Generation;

  1. W. Wang, L.V. Besteiro, T. Liu, C. Wu, J. Sun, P. Yu, L. Chang, Z. Wang, and A.O. Govorov, Generation of hot electrons with chiral metamaterial perfect absorbers: giant optical chirality for polarization-sensitive photochemistry, ACS Photonics, 6, 12, 3241-3252 (2019); DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.9b0118 (2019).

  1. A. Dutta, A. Naldoni, F. Malara, A. O. Govorov, V. Shalaev and A. Boltasseva, Gap-plasmon enhanced water splitting with ultrathin hematite films: The role of plasmonic-based light trapping and hot electrons, Faraday Discussions, 214, 283-295 (2019); DOI:10.1039/C8FD00148K.

  1. Zou, Jihua; Yu, Peng; Wang, Wenhao; Tong, Xin; Chang, Le; Wu, Cuo; Du, Wen; Ji, Haining; Huang, Youngjun; Niu, Xiaobin; Govorov, Alexander; Wu, Jiang; Wang, Zhiming, Broadband mid-infrared perfect absorber using fractal Gosper curve, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 53, 105106 (2019); DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/ab57ea.

  1. Lan, Xiang; Zhou, Xu; McCarthy, Lauren; Govorov, Alexander; Liu, Yan; Link, Stephan, DNA Enabled Chiral Gold Nanoparticle - Chromophore Hybrid Structure with Resonant Plasmon – Exciton Coupling Gives Unusual and Strong Circular Dichroism, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 49, 19336-19341 (2019); DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b0879.

  1. H. Breitenborn, J. Dong, R. Piccoli, A. Bruhacs, L. V. Besteiro, A. Skripka, Z. Wang, A. O. Govorov L. Razzari, F. Vetrone,1 R. Naccache, and R. Morandotti, Quantifying the Photothermal Conversion Efficiency of Plasmonic Nanoparticles by means of Terahertz Radiation, APL Photonics, 4, 126106 (2019); DOI: 10.1063/1.5128524.


1. X.-T. Kong, L. Khosravi Khorashad, Z. Wang, A. O. Govorov, Photothermal Circular Dichroism Induced by Plasmon Resonances in Chiral Metamaterial Absorbers and Bolometers, Nano Letters 18 (3), 2001–2008 (2018). Chemrxiv:

2. Lucas Vazquez Besteiro, Xiang-Tian Kong, Zhiming Wang, Federico Rosei, Alexander Govorov, Plasmonic Glasses and Films Based on Alternative Inexpensive Materials for Blocking Infrared Radiation, Nano Letters, 18 (5), 3147-3156 (2018). Chemrxiv:

3. Y. Negrín-Montecelo, M. Comesaña-Hermo, X.-T. Kong, B. Rodríguez-González, Z. Wang, M. Pérez-Lorenzo, A.O. Govorov, and M. A. Correa-Duarte, Traveling hot-spots in plasmonic photocatalysis: Manipulating interparticle spacing for real-time control of electron injection, ChemCatChem 10, 1 – 6 (2018).

4. Madathumpady Abubaker Habeeb Muhammed, Marlene Lamers, Verena Baumann, Priyanka Dey, Adam J. Blanch, Iryna Polishchuk, Xiang-Tian Kong, Davide Levy, Alexander Urban, Alexander O. Govorov, Boaz Pokroy, Jessica Rodríguez-Fernández, and Jochen Feldmann, Strong Quantum Confinement Effects and Chiral Excitons in Bio-Inspired ZnO−Amino Acid Cocrystals, J. Phys. Chem. C, 122, 6348-6356 (2018).

5. T. Heilpern, M. Manjare, A. O. Govorov, G. P. Wiederrecht, S. K. Gray, H. Harutyunyan, Determination of hot carrier energy distributions from inversion of ultrafast pump-probe reflectivity measurements, Nature Communications 9, 1853 (2018).

6. C. Kelly, L. Khosravi Khorashad, N. Gadegaard, L.D. Barron, A.O.Govorov, A. S. Karimullah, M. Kadodwala, Controlling Metamaterial Transparency with Superchiral Fields, ACS Photonics 5, 535 (2018).

7. Haiyuan Chen, Kyung-Hwan Jin, Heng Guo, Bojun Wang, Alexander O. Govorov, Xiaobin Niu, Zhiming Wang, Nanoperforated graphene with alternating gap switching for optical applications, Carbon 126, 480 (2018).

8. Yu, Peng; Zhang, Fanlu; Li, Ziyuan; Zhong, Zhiqin; Govorov, Alexander; Fu, Lan; Tan, Hoe; Jagadish, Chennupati; Wang, Zhiming, Giant Optical Pathlength Enhancement in Plasmonic Thin Film Solar Cells Using Core-shell Nanoparticles, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 51, 295106 (2018).

9. Scott Kevin Cushing, Chih-Jung Chen, Chung Li Dong, Xiang-Tian Kong, Alexander O. Govorov, Ru-Shi Liu, and Nianqiang Wu, Tunable Nonthermal Distribution of Hot Electrons in a Semiconductor Injected from a Plasmonic Gold Nanostructure, ACS Nano, 12 (7), 7117–7126 (2018).

10. Peng Yu, Lucas V. Besteiro, Jiang Wu, Yongjun Huang, Yueqi Wang, Alexander O. Govorov, and Zhiming Wang, Metamaterial perfect absorber with unabated size-independent absorption, Opt. Express 26, 20471-20480 (2018).

11. Xin Tong, Xiang‐Tian Kong, Chao Wang, Yufeng Zhou, Fabiola Navarro‐Pardo, David Barb, Dongling Ma, Shuhui Sun, Alexander O. Govorov, Haiguang Zhao, Zhiming M. Wang, Federico Rosei, Optoelectronic Properties in Near-infrared Colloidal Heterostructured Pyramidal "Giant" Core/shell Quantum Dots, Advanced Science, 5, 1800656 (2018).

12. Xiang Lan, Tianji Liu, Zhiming Wang, Alexander O. Govorov, Hao Yan, and Yan Liu, DNA-Guided Plasmonic Helix with Switchable Chirality, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140, 11763–11770 (2018).

13. L. M. Kneer, E.-M. Roller, L. V. Besteiro, R. Schreiber, A. O. Govorov, and T. Liedl, Circular Dichroism of Chiral Molecules in DNA-Assembled Plasmonic Hotspots, ACS Nano, 12 (9), 9110-9115 (2018).

14. X.T. Kong, L.V. Besteiro, Z. Wang, A.O. Govorov, Plasmonic Chirality and Circular Dichroism in Bioassembled and Nonbiological Systems: Theoretical Background and Recent Progress, Advanced Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201801790 (2018).

15. Peng Yu; Lucas Besteiro; Yongjun Huang; Jiang Wu; Lan Fu; Hoe Tan; Chennupati Jagadish; Gary Wiederrecht; Alexander O. Govorov; Zhiming Wang, Broadband Metamaterial Absorbers, Advanced Optical Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adom.201800995 (2018).

16. Riccardo Marin, Artiom Skripka, Lucas V. Besteiro, Antonio Benayas, Alexander O. Govoro, Patrizia Canton, and Fiorenzo Vetrone, Highly efficient copper sulfide-based near-infrared photothermal agents: Exploring the limits of macroscopic heat conversion, Small, DOI: 10.1002/smll.201803282


  1. L.V. Besteiro, K. Gungor, H.V. Demir, and A.O. Govorov, Simple and Complex Metafluids and Metastructures With Sharp Spectral Features in a Broad Extinction Spectrum: Particle-Particle Interactions and Testing the Limits of the Beer-Lambert Law, J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 2987–2997 (2017). arXiv:1702.03482

  2. E.-M. Roller, L.V. Besteiro, C. Pupp, L. Khosravi Khorashad, A. O. Govorov, T.Liedl, Hotspot-mediated non-dissipative and ultrafast plasmon passage, Nature Physics, 13, 761-765 (2017). arXiv:1701.04672

  3. P.-P. Wang, S. Yu, A. O. Govorov, and M. Ouyang, Cooperative Expression of Atomic Chirality in Inorganic Nanostructures, Nature Communications, 8, 14312 (2017).

  4. A. Naldoni, U. Guler, Z. Wang, M. Marelli, F. Malara, X. Meng, L.V. Besteiro, A.O. Govorov, A.V. Kildishev, A. Boltasseva, and V.M. Shalaev, Broadband Hot Electron Collection for Solar Water Splitting with Plasmonic Titanium Nitride, Advanced Optical Materials, Special issue “Hot Electron Effects in Plasmonics”, 5, 1601031 (2017).

  5. L. V. Besteiro, H. Zhang, J. Plain, G. Markovich, Z. Wang, A. O. Govorov, Aluminum Nanoparticles with Hot Spots for Plasmon-Induced Circular Dichroism of Chiral Molecules in the UV Spectral Interval, Advanced Optical Materials, Special issue Chiralily and Nanophotonics”, 1700069 (2017).

  6. Open access: G.V. Hartland, L. Besteiro, P. Johns, A. O. Govorov, What’s so Hot about Electrons in Metal Nanoparticles?, perspective paper, ACS Energy Letters, 2, 7, 1641–1653 (2017). Included into the Virtual Issue “Energy Focus” 2017, the ACS Energy Letters,

  7. R. Naccache, A. Mazhorova, M. Clerici, L. Khosravi Khorashad, A. O. Govorov, L. Razzari, F. Vetrone, R. Morandotti, Terahertz Thermometry: Combining Hyperspectral Imaging and Temperature Mapping at Terahertz Frequencies, Laser & Photonics Reviews, online, DOI: 10.1002/lpor.201600342.

  8. X.-T. Kong, R. Zhao, Z. Wang, A.O. Govorov, Mid-infrared plasmonic circular dichroism generated by graphene nanodisk assemblies, Nano Letters 17, 5099–5105 (2017).

  9. A. Cecconello, A., L.V. Besteiro, A.O. Govorov, and I. Willner, Chiroplasmonic DNA-based nanostructures. Nature Reviews Materials 2, 17039 (2017).

  10. Xin Tong, Xiang-Tian Kong, Yufeng Zhou, Fabiola Navarro-Pardo, Gurpreet Singh Selopal, Shuhui Sun, Alexander O. Govorov, Haiguang Zhao, Zhiming M. Wang, and Federico Rosei, Near-infrared, Heavy Metal-free Colloidal “Giant” Core/shell Quantum Dots, Advanced Energy Materials, online; 10.1002/aenm.201701432.

  11. Ventsislav K. Valev, Alexander O. Govorov, John Pendry, Editorial for the Special Issue "Chirality and Nanophotonics", Advanced Optical Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adom.201700501

  12. Zhenhe Xu, Md Golam Kibria, Bandar, Al Otaibi, Paul N. Duchesne, Zetian Mi, Peng Zhang, Liqiang Mai, Lucas V. Besteiro, Alexander O. Govorov, Mohamed Chaker, Dongling Ma, Towards enhancing photocatalytic hydrogen generation: which is more important, alloy synergistic effect or plasmonic effect? Applied Catalysis B:  Environmental, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.08.085

  13. Lucas V. Besteiro, Xiang-Tian Kong, Zhiming Wang, Gregory V. Hartland, Alexander O. Govorov, Understanding Hot-Electron Generation and Plasmon Relaxation in Metal Nanocrystals: Quantum and Classical Mechanisms, ACS Photonics, 4 (11), 2759–2781 (2017); arXiv:1707.06125

  14. M. E. Sykes, J. W. Stewart, G. M. Akselrod, X.-T. Kong, Z. Wang, D. J. Gosztola, A.B.F. Martinson, D. Rosenmann, M. H. Mikkelsen, A. O. Govorov, G. P. Wiederrecht, Enhanced generation and anisotropic Coulomb scattering of hot electrons in an ultra-broadband plasmonic nanopatch metasurface. Nature Communications, 8, 986 (2017).

  15. Y. Qin, X.-T. Kong, Z. Wang, A. O. Govorov, U. R. Kortshagen, Near-infrared plasmonic copper nanocups fabricated by template-assisted magnetron sputtering, ACS Photonics, DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00866 (2017).

  16. Ryan Tullius, Geoffrey W. Platt, Larousse K. Khorashad, Nikolaj Gadegaard, Adrian J. Lapthorn, Vincent M. Rotello, Graeme Cooke, Laurence D. Barron, Alexander O. Govorov, Affar S. Karimullah, Malcolm Kadodwala, Superchiral plasmonic phase sensitivity for fingerprinting of protein interface structure, ACS Nano, online, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b04698.

  17. X.-T. Kong, Z. Wang, A. O. Govorov, Plasmonic Nanostars with Hot Spots for Efficient Generation of Hot Electrons under Solar Illumination, Advanced Optical Materials, Special issue “Hot Electron Effects in Plasmonics”, 5, 1600594 (2017).


1. D. Melnikau, D. Savateeva, N. Gaponik, A. O. Govorov, Y. P. Rakovich, Chiroptical activity in colloidal quantum dots coated with achiral ligands, Optics Express, 24, A65-A73 (2016).

2. J. Yang, N. J. Kramer, K. Schramke, L. M. Wheeler, L. V. Besteiro, C. J. Hogan Jr., A. O. Govorov and U. R. Kortshagen, Broadband absorbing exciton-plasmon metafluids with narrow transparency windows, Nano Letters, 16, 1472–1477 (2016).

3. A. Kuzyk, Y. Yang, X. Duan, S. Stoll, A. O. Govorov, H. Sugiyama, M. Endo and Na Liu, A light-driven three-dimensional plasmonic nanosystem that translates molecular motion into reversible chiroptical function, Nature Communications, 7 10591 (2016).

4. Y. Zhou, D. Benetti, Z. Fan, H. Zhao, D. Ma, A. O. Govorov, A. Vomiero, F. Rosei, Near Infrared, High Efficient Luminescent Solar Concentrators. Advanced Energy Materials, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201501913.

5. C. Jack, A. S. Karimullah, R. Tullius, L. Khosravi Khorashad, M. Rodier, B. Fitzpatrick, L. D. Barron, N. Gadegaard, A. Lapthorn, V. M. Rotello, G. Cooke, A.O. Govorov, M. Kadodwala, Spatial Control of Chemical Processes on Nanostructures through Nano-Localized Water Heating, Nature Communications, Volume:7, 10946 (2016).

6. A. Sousa-Castillo, M. Comesaña-Hermo, B. Rodríguez-González, M. Pérez-Lorenzo, Z. Wang, X.-T. Kong, A. O. Govorov, and M. A. Correa-Duarte, Boosting Hot Electron-Driven Photocatalysis through Anisotropic Plasmonic Nanoparticles with Hot Spots in Au-TiO2 Nanoarchitectures, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 11690–11699 (2016).

7. L. Khosravi Khorashad, L. V. Besteiro, Z. Wang, J. Valentine, A. O. Govorov, Localization of excess temperature using plasmonic hot spots in metal nanostructures: Combining nano-optical and the Fano effect, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 13215–13226 (2016); arXiv:1604.03585.

8. T. L. Belenkova, A. Govorov, G. Markovich, Orientation Sensitive Peptide Induced Plasmonic Circular Dichroism in Silver Nanocubes, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120,12751–12756 (2016).

9. M. R. Kim, H. A. Hafez, X. Chai, L. V. Besteiro, L. Tan, T. Ozaki, A. Govorov, R. Izquierdo, D. Ma, Covellite CuS nanocrystals: realizing rapid microwave-assisted synthesis in air and unraveling the disappearance of their plasmon resonance after coupling with carbon nanotubes, Nanoscale, 8, 12946-12957 (2016).

10. A. Cecconello, J. S. Kahn, C.-H. Lu, L. Khosravi Khorashad, A. O. Govorov, and I. Willner, DNA Scaffolds for the Dictated Assembly of Left-/Right-Handed Plasmonic Au NP Helices with Programmed Chiro-Optical Properties, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 9895–9901 (2016).

11. P. Yu, J. Wu, E. Ashalley, A. Govorov, Z. Wang, Dual-band absorber for multispectral plasmon-enhanced infrared photodetection, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 49, 365101 (2016).

12. L.V. Besteiro and A. O. Govorov, Amplified Generation of Hot Electrons and Quantum Surface Absorption of Light in Nanoparticle Dimers with Plasmonic Hot Spots, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 19329–19339 (2016).

13. H. Zhao, L. Jin, Y. Zhou, B. Alotaibi, Z. Fan, A. Govorov, M. Zetian, S. Sun, F. Rosei, and A Vomiero, Green Synthesis of Near Infrared Core/shell Quantum Dots for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production, Nanotechnology, 27, 495405 (2016).



Pedro Ludwig Hernández Martínez, Alexander Govorov, Hilmi Volkan Demir,

Understanding and Modeling Förster-type Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET), Vol. 1-3.


1. C. E. Rowland, I. Fedin, H. Zhang, S.K. Gray, A.O. Govorov, D.V. Talapin, and R.D.Schaller, Picosecond Energy Transfer and Multiexciton Transfer in Binary CdSe Nano-Platelet Solids: Outpacing Auger Recombination. Nature Materials 14, 484 (2015).

2. Z. Xu, M. Quintanilla, F. Vetrone, A. O. Govorov, M. Chaker, and D. Ma, Harvesting lost photons: plasmon and upconversion enhanced broadband photocatalytic activity in core@shell microspheres based on lanthanide-doped NaYF4, TiO2 and Au, Adv. Funct. Mater. 25, 2950–2960 (2015).

3. E.-M. Roller, L. K. Khorashad, M. Fedoruk, R. Schreiber, J. Feldmann, A.O. Govorov, and T. Liedl, DNA-assembled nanoparticle rings exhibit electric and magnetic resonances at visible frequencies. Nano Letters 15, 1368–1373 (2015).

4. L. Brennan, F. Purcell-Milton, A. Salmeron, H. Zhang, A.O Govorov, A.V Fedorov, and Y.K Gun'ko, Hot plasmonic electrons for generation of enhanced photocurrent in gold - TiO2 nanocomposites. Nanoscale Research Letters, DOI: 10.1186/s11671-014-0710-5 (2015).

5. A.O. Govorov and H. Zhang, Kinetic Density Functional Theory for Plasmonic Nanostructures: Breaking of the Plasmon Peak in the Quantum Regime and Generation of Hot Electrons. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119, 6181–6194 (2015).

6. J. Wu, P. Yu, A. S. Susha, K. A. Sablon, H. Chen, Z. Zhou, H. Li, H. Ji, X. Niu, A.O. Govorov, A. L. Rogach, Z. M. Wang, Broadband efficiency enhancement in quantum dot solar cells coupled with multispiked plasmonic nanostars, Nano Energy 13, 827-835 (2015).

7. S. Gottheim, H. Zhang, A.O. Govorov, and N.J. Halas, Fractal Nanoparticle Plasmonics: The Cayley Tree, ACS Nano 9, 3284–3292 (2015).

8. H. Harutyunyan, A. B. F. Martinson, D. Rosenmann, L.K. Khorashad, L.V.Besteiro, A.O.Govorov, and G.P. Wiederrecht, Anomalous ultrafast dynamics of hot plasmonic electrons in nanostructures with hot spots. Nature Nanotechnology 10, 770–774 (2015).

9. S. Rohani, M. Quintanilla, S. Tuccio, F. De Angelis, E. Cantelar, A. O. Govorov, L. Razzari, and F. Vetrone, Enhanced Luminescence, Collective Heating, and Nanothermometry in an Ensemble System Composed of Lanthanide-Doped Upconverting Nanoparticles and Gold Nanorods, Advanced Optical Materials 3, 1606–1613 (2015).

10. W. Li, Z. J. Coppens, L.V. Besteiro, W. Wang, A. O. Govorov, J. Valentine, Circularly polarized light detection with hot electrons in chiral plasmonic metamaterials, Nature Communications 6, 8379 (2015).


1. L. Weng, H. Zhang, A. O. Govorov, and M. Ouyang, Hierarchical Synthesis of Non-Centrosymmetric Hybrid Nanooligomers and Enabled Plasmon-Driven Hot Electron Photocatalysis. Nature Communications, 5, 4792 (2014).

2. M. L. Kerfoot, A.O. Govorov, D. Lu, R. J. O. Babaoye, Y. N. Gad, C. Czarnocki, M. Tsukamoto, A. S. Bracker, D. Gammon, and M. Scheibner, Optophononics with Coupled Quantum Dots. Nature Communications 5, 3299 (2014).

3. H. Zhang, H. V. Demir, A.O. Govorov, Plasmonic Metamaterials and Nanocomposites with the Narrow Transparency Window Effect in Broad Extinction Spectra, ACS Photonics, 1, 822–832 (2014).

4. A.O. Govorov, H. Zhang, V. Demir, and Y.K. Gun’ko, Invited review paper: Photogeneration of Hot Plasmonic Electrons with Metal Nanocrystals: Quantum Description and Potential Applications. Nano Today, 9, 85–101 (2014) [Editors' Highlights].

5. S. Baral, A. Green, M. Livshits, A. Govorov, H.H. Richardson, Comparison of Vapor Formation of Water at the Solid/Water Interface to Colloidal Solutions Using Optically Excited Gold Nanostructures, ACS Nano, 8, 1439-1448 (2014).

6. H. Zhang, A.O. Govorov, Optical Generation of Hot Plasmonic Carriers in Metal Nanocrystals: The Effects of Shape and Field Enhancement, J. Phys. Chem. C, 118, 7606–7614 (2014).

7. H. Zhao, Z. Fan, H. Liang, G.S. Selopal, B.A. Gonfa, L. Jin, A. Soudi, D. Cui, F. Enrichi, M.M. Natile, I. Concina, D. Ma, A.O. Govorov, F. Rosei, A. Vomiero, Controlling photoinduced electron transfer from PbS@CdS core@shell quantum dots to metal oxide nanostructured thin films, Nanoscale 6, 7004–7011 (2014).

8. A. Kuzyk, R. Schreiber, H. Zhang, A. O. Govorov, T. Liedl, N. Liu, Reconfigurable 3D Plasmonic Metamolecules, Nature Materials, 13,Pages: 862-866 (2014). Year published:

9. A. Ben-Moshe, S. G. Wolf, M. Bar Sadan, L. Houben, Z. Fan, A. O. Govorov, G. Markovich, Enantioselective control of lattice and shape chirality in inorganic nanostructures using chiral biomolecules, Nature Communications, 5, 4302 (2014).

10. H. Zhang, V. Kulkarni, E. Prodan, P. Nordlander, and A. O. Govorov, Theory of Quantum Plasmon Resonances in Doped Semiconductor Nanocrystals, J. of Phys. Chem. C 118, 16035–16042 (2014).

11. X. Shen, P. Zhan, A. Kuzyk, Q. Liu, A. Asenjo-Garcia, H. Zhang, F. Javier García de Abajo, A. Govorov, B. Ding, N. Liu, 3D plasmonic chiral colloids, Nanoscale 6, 2077-2081 (2014).

12. I. Kriegel, A. Wisnet, A. R. S. Kandada, F. Scotognella, F. Tassone, C. Scheu, H. Zhang, A. O. Govorov, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, and J. Feldmann, Cation exchange synthesis and optoelectronic properties of type II CdTe-Cu2-xTe nano-heterostructures, J. of Materials Chemistry C 2, 3189-3198 (2014).

13. P.L.Hernandez-Martinez, A.O. Govorov, H.V. Demir, Förster-Type Nonradiative Energy Transfer for Assemblies of Arrayed Nanostructures: Confinement Dimension vs. Stacking Dimension, J. of Phys. Chem. C, 118, 4951–4958 (2014).

14. B. Guzelturk, P. L. Hernandez-Martinez, V. K. Sharma, Y. Coskun, V. Ibrahimova, D. Tuncel, A. O. Govorov, X. W. Sun, Q. Xiongb, H. V. Demir, Study of exciton transfer in dense quantum dot nanocomposites, Nanoscale (2014); DOI:  10.1039/C4NR03456B  

15. B .Guzelturk, P. L. Hernandez-Martinez, Q. Zhang, Q. Xiong, H. Sun, X. W. Sun, A.O. Govorov, and H. V. Demir, Review: Excitonics of semiconductor quantum dots and wires for lighting and displays, Laser & Photonics Reviews 8, 73–93 (2014) [cover].


1. A. O Govorov, H. Zhang, Y. K. Gun'ko, Theory of photo-injection of hot plasmonic carriers from metal nanostructures into semiconductors and surface molecules, J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 16616–16631 (2013). Included into the Virtual Issue “Photons, Physical Chemistry, and the Year of Light – A Virtual Issue”, The JPC Letters;

2. R. Schreiber, N. Luong, Z. Fan, A. Kuzyk, P. Nickels, D. M. Smith, B. Yurke, W. Kuang, A. O. Govorov, T. Liedl, Chiral plasmonic material with switchable circular dichroism. Nature Communications 4, 2948 (2013).

3. A.Yeltik, B. Guzelturk, P.L. Hernandez-Martinez, A.O. Govorov, and H.V. Demir, Phonon-assisted exciton transfer into silicon using nanoemitters: The role of phonons and temperature effects in FRET, ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/nn404627p.

4. F. Lu, Y. Tian, M. Liu, D. Su, H. Zhang, A. Gorovov, O. Gang, Discrete Nano-Cubes as Plasmonic Reporters of Molecular Chirality, Nano Letters 13, 3145–3151 (2013).

5. J. Elbaz, A. Cecconelloa, Z. Fan, A. O. Govorov, and I. Willner, Powering the programmed nanostructure and function of gold nanoparticles with catenated DNA machines, Nature Communications 4, 2000 (2013).

6. G. J. Schinner, J. Repp, K. Kowalik-Seidl, E. Schubert, M. P. Stallhofer, A. K. Rai, D. Reuter, A. D. Wieck, A. O. Govorov, A. W. Holleitner, and J. P. Kotthaus, Quantum Hall signatures of dipolar Mahan excitons, Phys. Rev. B 87, 041303(R) (2013).

7. H. Zhang and A.O. Govorov, Giant circular dichroism of a molecule in a region of strong plasmon resonances between two neighboring gold nanocrystals, Phys. Rev. B 87, 075410 (2013).

8. G. J. Schinner, J. Repp, E. Schubert, A. K. Rai, D. Reuter, A. D. Wieck, A. O. Govorov, A. W. Holleitner, and J. P. Kotthaus, Confinement and Interaction of Single Indirect Excitons in a Voltage-Controlled Trap Formed Inside Double InGaAs Quantum Wells, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 127403 (2013).

9. B. Maoz, Y. Chaikin, A. Tesler, E. Bar, Z. Fan, A. Govorov, G. Markovich, Amplification of chiroptical activity of chiral biomolecules by surface plasmons, Nano Lett. 13, 12031209 (2013).

10. I. Kriegel, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, A. Wisnet, H. Zhang, C. Waurisch, A. Eychmuller, A. Dubavik, A. Govorov, J. Feldmann, Shedding Light on Vacancy-Doped Copper Chalcogenides: Shape-Controlled Synthesis, Optical Properties, and Modeling of Copper Telluride Nanocrystals with Near-Infrared Plasmon Resonances, ACS Nano, 7, 4367–4377 (2013).

11. P. Hernandez-Martinez, A. Govorov, H. Demir, Generalized Theory of Förster-Type Nonradiative Energy Transfer in Nanostructures with Mixed Dimensionality, J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 10203–10212 (2013).

12. M. Layani, A. Ben Moshe, M. Varenik, O. Regev, H. Zhang, A. Govorov, G. Markovich, Chiroptical Activity in Silver-Cholate Nanostructures Induced by the Formation of Nanoparticle Assemblies, J. Phys. Chem. C (2013); DOI: 10.1021/jp400993j

13. G. J. Schinner, J. Repp, E. Schubert, A. K. Rai, D. Reuter, A. D. Wieck, A. O. Govorov, A. W. Holleitner, J. P. Kotthaus, Many-body correlations of electrostatically trapped dipolar excitons, Phys. Rev. B, 87, 205302 (2013).

15. I.R. Sellers, I. L. Kuskovsky, A. O. Govorov, B. D. McCombe, Optical Aharonov-Bohm Effect in Type-II Quantum Dots. In Book: “Physics of Quantum Rings”, V. Fomin (Editor), Springer, 2013. 

16. A. Kuzyk, R. Schreiber, Z. Fan, G. Pardatscher, E.-M. Roller, A. Högele, F. C. Simmel, A. O. Govorov, T. Liedl, Sculpting light with DNA origami, J. Biomolecular structure & dynamics, 31, 92-93 (2013).

17. A. Ben-Moshe, A. O. Govorov, and G. Markovich, Enantioselective Synthesis of Intrinsically Chiral Mercury Sulfide Nanocrystals, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 125, 1313–1317 (2013).

18. G. Assanov, Z. Zh. Zhanabaev, A. O. Govorov, A. B. Neiman, Modelling of photo-thermal control of biological cellular oscillators, Europhysics Letters, 222, 2697-2704 (2013).

19. Z. Fan, H. Zhang, R. Schreiber, T. Liedl, G. Markovich, V. A. Gérard, Y. K. Gun’ko, A. O. Govorov, Chiral Nanostructures with Plasmon and Exciton Resonances. In Book: “Singular and Chiral Nanoplasmonics”, Edited by S. V. Boriskina and N. Zheludev, Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore, 2014.

20. B. Yeom, H. Zhang, H. Zhang, J. Park, K. Kim, A. O. Govorov, and N. A. Kotov, Chiral Plasmonic Nanostructures on Achiral Nanopillars, Nano Letters 13, 5277–5283 (2013); DOI: 10.1021/nl402782d.

21. Z. Fan, H. Zhang, A. O. Govorov, Optical Properties of Chiral Plasmonic Tetramers: Circular Dichroism and Multipole Effects, J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 14770–14777 (2013).

22. A. Ben-Moshe, B. M. Maoz, A. O. Govorov, and G. Markovich, Review: Chirality and chiroptical effects in inorganic nanocrystal systems with plasmon and exciton resonances. Chem. Soc. Rev. 42, 7028 – 7041 (2013). 


1. A. O. Govorov, Z. Fan, Theory of chiral plasmonic nanostructures comprising metal nanocrystals and chiral molecular media, ChemPhysChem (Special issue on nanomaterials), ChemPhysChem 13, 2551 – 2560 (2012).


2. N. A. Abdulrahman1, Z. Fan, T. Tonooka1, S. M. Kelly, N. Gadegaard, E. Hendry, A. O. Govorov, and M. Kadodwala, Induced chirality through electromagnetic coupling between chiral molecular layers and plasmonic nanostructures, Nano Letters, 12, 977–983 (2012).

3. D. Hühn, A. Govorov, P. R. Gil, W. J. Parak, Photostimulated Au Nanoheaters in Polymer and Biological Media: Characterization of Mechanical Destruction and Boiling, Advanced Functional Materials, 22, 294–303 (2012).

4. A. Kuzyk, R. Schreiber, Z. Fan, G. Pardatscher, E.-M. Roller, A. Högele, F. C. Simmel, A. O. Govorov, T. Liedl, DNA-based self-assembly of chiral plasmonic nanostructures with tailored optical response, Nature 483,311–314 (2012).

5. Z. Fan and A. O. Govorov, Chiral Nanocrystals: Plasmonic Spectra and Circular Dichroism, Nano Lett. 12, 3283–3289 (2012).

6. L. Schweidenback, T. Ali, A.H. Russ, J. R. Murphy, A. N. Cartwright, A. Petrou, C. H. Li, M. K. Yakes, G.Kioseoglou, B. T.Jonker, and A. Govorov, Optical Aharonov-Bohm oscillations in InGaAs quantum wells, Phys. Rev. B 85 245310 (2012).

7. A. O. Govorov, Z. Fan, A. B. Neiman, Photo-thermal effect of plasmonic nanoparticles and related bio-applications. Book chapter in “Complex-shaped Metal Nanoparticles. Bottom-Up Syntheses and Applications”, Tapan K. Sau and Andrey L. Rogach (Editors); Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2012.

8. Ben M. Maoz, Rob van der Weegen, Zhiyuan Fan, Alexander O. Govorov, George Ellestad, Nina Berova, E. W. Meijer, and Gil Markovich, Plasmonic Chiroptical Response of Silver Nanoparticles Interacting with Chiral Supramolecular Assemblies, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 13, 17807–17813 (2012).


1. J.M. Slocik, A.O. Govorov, and R.R. Naik, Plasmonic Circular Dichroism of Peptide-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles, Nano Letters, 11 (2), pp. 701–705 (2011).

2. M. K. Schmidt, A. O. Govorov, and S. Mackowski, Plasmon induced modifications of the Förster energy transfer in reconstituted peridinin-chlorophyll-protein photosynthetic complex, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1286 (2011, Materials Research Society) DOI: 10.1557/opl.2011.8.

3. Hakan E. Türeci, M. Hanl, M. Claassen, A. Weichselbaum, T. Hecht, B. Braunecker, A. Govorov, L. Glazman, A. Imamoglu, and J. von Delft, Many-Body Dynamics of Exciton Creation in a Quantum Dot by Optical Absorption:: Quantum Quench towards Kondo Correlations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 107402 (2011).

4. N. T. Fofang, N. K. Grady, Z. Fan, A. O. Govorov, and N. J. Halas, Plexciton Dynamics: Exciton-Plasmon Coupling in a J-Aggregate-Au Nanoshell Complex Provides a Mechanism for Nonlinearity, Nano Letters, 11(4), 1556-60 (2011).

5. A.O. Govorov, Plasmon-Induced Circular Dichroism of a Chiral Molecule in the Vicinity of Metal Nanocrystals. Application to Various Geometries, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (16), pp 7914–7923 (2011).

6. Ian R. Sellers, Alexander O. Govorov, and Bruce D. McCombe. Review: Optical Aharonov-Bohm Effect in Type-II (ZnMn)Te/ZnSe Quantum Dots
J. Nanoelectron. Optoelectron. 6, 4-19 (2011).

7. G. J. Schinner, E. Schubert, M. P. Stallhofer, J. P. Kotthaus, D. Schuh, A. K. Rai, D. Reuter, A. D. Wieck, and A. O. Govorov, Electrostatically trapping indirect excitons in coupled InxGa1-xAs quantum wells, Phys. Rev. B 83, 165308 (2011).

8. V. A. Gérard, Y. K. Gun'ko, E. Defrancq, and A.O. Govorov, Plasmon-induced CD response of oligonucleotide-conjugated metal nanoparticles, Chem. Commun.,  47, 7383-7385 (2011).

9. Z. Fan and A. O. Govorov, Helical Metal Nanoparticle Assemblies with Defects: Plasmonic Chirality and Circular Dichroism, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115, 13254–13261 (2011).

10. A. O. Govorov, V. A. Gérard, J. M. Slocik, Z. Fan, R.R. Naik, and Y. K. Gun’ko, Invited Review, Chiral Nanoparticle Assemblies: Circular Dichroism, Plasmonic Interactions, and Exciton Effects. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 16806-16818 (2011).

11. Wei Zhang and Alexander O. Govorov, Quantum theory of the nonlinear Fano effect in hybrid metal-semiconductor nanostructures: The case of strong nonlinearity, Phys. Rev. B 84 (RC), 081405 (2011).


1. J. Lee, A. Orazbayev, A. O. Govorov, and N. A. Kotov, Solvent Effect in Dynamic Superstructures from Au Nanoparticles and CdTe Nanowires: Experimental Observation and Theoretical Description, J. of Physical Chemistry, 114, 1404-1410 (2010).

2. Sebastian Mackowski, Dawid Piatkowski, Stephan Wörmke, Achim Hartschuh, Christoph Braeuchle, Tatas P. Brotosudarmo H., Hugo Scheer, Ashish Agarwal, Nick Kotov, A. O. Govorov, Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence of Chlorophylls in Single Light-Harvesting Complexes, Excitons and Plasmon Resonances in Nanostructures II (Fall, 2009), MRS Proceedings Volume 1208E; paper: 1208-O14-01.

3. A. O. Govorov, Fan Zhiyuan, Pedro Hernandez, J. M. Slocik, and R. R. Naik, Theory of circular dichroism of nanostructures comprising chiral molecules and nanocrystals: Plasmon enhancement, dipole interactions, and dielectric effects. Nano Letters, 10, 1374–1382 (2010).

4. I.Carmeli, L. Lieberman, L. Kraversky, Z. Fan, A. O. Govorov, G. Markovich, and S. Richter, Broad Band Enhancement of Light Absorption in Photosystem I by Metal Nanoparticle Antennas. Nano Letters, 10, 2069-2074 (2010).

5. N. A. J. M. Kleemans, J. van Bree, A. O. Govorov, J. G. Keizer, G. J. Hamhuis, R. Nötzel, A. Yu. Silov, P. M. Koenraad, Many-body exciton states in self-assembled quantum dots coupled to a Fermi sea, Nature Physics (23 May 2010) 6, 534-538.

6. Z. Fan, A.O. Govorov, Plasmonic Circular Dichroism of Chiral Metal Nanoparticle Assemblies, Nano Letters, 10 (7), pp. 2580–2587 (2010).

7. Jianhong Zhang, Andrey A. Lutich, Andrei S. Susha, Markus Döblinger, Christian Mauser, Alexander O. Govorov, Andrey L. Rogach, Frank Jäckel, and Jochen Feldmann, Thermomechanical control of electronic coupling in quantum dot solids. J. Appl. Phys. 107, 123516 (2010). 

8. T. V. Shubina, A. A.  Toropov, V. N. Jmerik, D. I. Kuritsyn, L. V. Gavrilenko, Z. F.  Krasil’nik, T. Araki, Y. Nanishi, B. Gil, A. O. Govorov, and S. V.  Ivanov, Plasmon-induced Purcell effect in InN/In metal-semiconductor nanocomposites, Phys. Rev. B 82, 073304 (2010). 

9. F. Ding, N. Akopian, B.  Li, U. Perinetti, A. Govorov, F. M. Peeters, C. C. Bof Bufon, C.  Deneke, Y. H. Chen, A. Rastelli, O. G. Schmidt, and V. Zwiller, Gate controlled Aharonov-Bohm-type oscillations from single neutral excitons in quantum rings, Phys. Rev. B 82, 075309 (2010).

10. I. Nabiev, A. Rakovich, A. Sukhanova, E. Lukashev, V. Zagidullin, V. Pachenko, Y. Rakovich, J. F. Donegan, A.B. Rubin, and A.O. Govorov. Fluorescent quantum dots as artificial antennas for enhanced light harvesting and energy transfer to photosynthetic reaction centers. Angewandte Chemie, Intl Ed., 49, 7217–7221 (2010).

11. Yu. I. Mazur, V. G. Dorogan, D. Guzun, E. Marega, Jr., G. J. Salamo, G. G. Tarasov, A. O. Govorov, P. Vasa, and C. Lienau, Measurement of coherent tunneling between InGaAs quantum wells and InAs quantum dots using photoluminescence spectroscopy, Phys. Rev. B 82, 155413 (2010).

12. A.O. Govorov, Semiconductor-metal nanoparticle molecules in a magnetic field: Spin-plasmon and exciton-plasmon interactions, Phys. Rev. B 82, 155322 (2010).


1. H. H. Richardson, M. T. Carlson, P. J. Tandler, P. Hernandez, A. O. Govorov, Experimental and theoretical studies of light-to-heat conversion and collective heating effects in metal nanoparticle solutions, Nano Letters, 9, 1139-1146 (2009).

2. Ł. Bujak, D. Piatkowski, S. Mackowski, S. Wörmke, C. Jung, C. Bräuchle, A. Agarwal, N.A. Kotov, T. Schulte, E. Hofmann, T.H.P. Brotosudarmo, H. Scheer, A.O. Govorov and R.G. Hiller, Plasmon Enhancement of Fluorescence in Single Light-Harvesting Complexes from Amphidinium carterae, Acta Physica Polonica A, 116, S22-25 (2009).


1. A. O. Govorov, Enhanced optical properties of a photosynthetic system conjugated with semiconductor nanoparticles: The role of Förster transfer. Advanced Materials, Special issue “Frontiers in Theoretical and Experimental Research in Nanoparticles”, 20, 4330-4335 (2008).

2. M. Kroner, A. O. Govorov, S. Remi, B. Biedermann, S. Seidl, A. Badolato, P.M.Petroff, W. Zhang, R. Barbour, B. D. Gerardot, R. J. Warburton, and K. Karrai,   The nonlinear Fano effect. Nature, 451, 311 - 314 (2008).

3. R. Sellers, V. R. Whiteside, I. L. Kuskovsky, A. O. Govorov, and B. D. McCombe. Modulation of the Aharanov-Bohm Effect in type-II II-V ZnSe:Te quantum dots by a Far Infrared Laser. Physica E, 40, 1819-1823 (2008).

4. R. Sellers, V. R. Whiteside, I. L. Kuskovsky, A.O. Govorov, and B. D. McCombe. Aharanov-Bohm excitons at elevated temperatures in type-II ZnTe/ZnSe quantum dots. Phys. Rev. Lett., 100, 136405 (2008). Cond. Matt:

5. PRL Cover. M. Ediger, P. A. Dalgarno, B. D. Gerardot, J. M. Smith, S. Seidl, M. Kroner, K. Karrai, P. M. Petroff, A. O. Govorov, and R. J. Warburton, Optically-induced hybridization of a quantum dot state with a filled continuum. Phys. Rev. Lett., 100, 176801 (2008).

6. Jie-Yun Yan, Wei Zhang, Suqing Duan, Xian-Geng Zhao, Alexander O. Govorov, Optical properties of coupled metal-semiconductor and metal-molecule nanocrystal complexes: the role of multipole effects, Phys. Rev. B 77, 165301 (2008).  Cond Mat:

7. Mackowski, S., Wörmke, S., Maier, A.J., Brotosudarmo, T.H.P., Harutyunyan, H., Hartschuh, A., Govorov, A.O., Scheer, H., Bräuchle, C., Metal enhanced fluorescence of chlorophylls in single light-harvesting complexes, Nano Lett., 8(2), 558-564. (2008).

8. Joseph M. Slocik, Alexander O. Govorov, & Rajesh R. Naik, Photoactivated Biotemplated Nanoparticles as an Enzyme Mimic, Angewandte Chemie, 120, 5415-5419 (2008). 

9. Coherent Aharonov Bohm oscillations in type-II (ZnMn)Te quantum dots, I. R. Sellers, V. R. Whiteside, A. O. Govorov, W. C. Fan, W-C. Chou, I. Khan, A. Petrou, B. D. McCombe, Phys. Rev B RC, B 77, 241302 (2008). Cond Matt: arXiv:0803.2537

10. A. Agarwal, G. D. Lilly, A. O. Govorov, and N. A. Kotov, Optical Emission and Energy Transfer in Nanoparticle-Nanorod Assemblies: Potential Energy Pump System for Negative Refractive Index Materials, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 112, 18314–18320 (2008).

11. P. Hernandez-Martinez and A. O. Govorov, Exciton energy transfer between nanoparticles and nanowires, Phys. Rev. B,  78, 035314 (2008).

12. A.O. Govorov, Invited paper: Optical and electron properties of quantum dots with magnetic impurities. In special issue of Comptes rendus Physique, Académie des sciences, Paris ("Recent advances in semiconductor quantum dots", Guest Editors: J.M. Gérard and H. Mariette)  9, 857–873 (2008).

13. Book chapter: A.O. Govorov, Excitons and Spins in Quantum Dots Coupled to a Continuum of States. In “Self-assembled Quantum Dots”, Z. Wang, Editor (Springer, NY, 2008), pp. 217-239.


1. T. B. Hoang, L. V. Titova, J. M. Yarrison-Rice, H. E. Jackson, A. O. Govorov, Yong Kim, H. J. Joyce, H. Hoe Tan, C. Jagadish, and L. M. Smith, Resonant Excitation and Imaging of Nonequilibrium Exciton Spins in Single Core-Shell GaAs-AlGaAs Nanowires, Nano Lett., 7, 588-595 (2007).

2. A.O.Govorov and H. Richardson, Review paper: “Generating heat with metal nanoparticles”, Nano Today, FEBRUARY 2007 | VOLUME 2 | NUMBER 1, pp. 20-39.

3. J. Lee, P. Hernandez, J. Lee, A. O. Govorov, and N. A. Kotov, Exciton–plasmon interactions in molecular spring assemblies of nanowires and wavelength-based protein detection, Nature Materials, 6, 291 - 295 (2007).

4. A. O. Govorov, I. Carmeli, Hybrid Structures Composed of Photosynthetic System and Metal Nanoparticles: Plasmon Enhancement Effect. Nano Lett. 7, 620-625 (2007).

5. I. L Kuskovsky, W. MacDonald, A. O. Govorov, L. Muroukh, X. Wei, M. C. Tamargo, M. Tadic, F. M. Peeters, Optical Aharonov-Bohm effect in stacked  type-II quantum dots, Phys. Rev. B 76, 035342 (2007). 

6. J.M. Villas-Boas, S.E. Ulloa,  A.O. Govorov, Spin polarized photocurrents  from quantum, dots, Phys. Rev. B , 75, 155334 (2007).

7. W. Zhang, T. Dong, A. O. Govorov, Electronic states in a magnetic quantum-dot molecule: phase transitions and spontaneous symmetry breaking, Phys. Rev. B 76, 075319 (2007).

8. A. O. Govorov, J. Lee, and N. A. Kotov, Theory of plasmon-enhanced Förster energy transfer in optically excited semiconductor and metal nanoparticles,  Phys. Rev. B 76, 125308 (2007).

9. H. H. Richardson, A. Thomas, M. Carlson, and A. O. Govorov, Thermo-optical Responses of Nanoparticles: Melting of Ice and Nanocalorimetry Approach, J. of Electronic Materials, 36, No.12, pp. 1587-1593 (2007).

10. Zhiming M. Wang and Alexander Govorov, Foreword. Special section: "Multifunctional Nanomaterials", J. of Electronic Materials, 36, No. 12,  p. 1545 (2007).



1. Book chapter: A.O. Govorov, R. J. Warburton, K. Karrai, and C. Schulhauser, Self-assembled quantum dots as an open system: Kondo-excitons, Auger processes, and spin effects. Book chapter, in “Trends in Quantum Dots Research”, P. A. Ling, Editor (Nova Science Publishers, 2005), pp. 125-140. 

2. J. M. Slocik, A. O. Govorov, and R. R. Naik, Optical Characterization of Bio-Assembled Hybrid Nanostructures, Supramolecular Chemistry, 18 (5) ,  415 – 421 (2006).

3. H. H. Richardson, Z. Hickman, A. O. Govorov, A. Thomas, and W. Zhang,  Thermooptical Properties of Gold Nanoparticles Embedded in Ice: Characterization of Heat Generation and Melting. Nano Lett. 6, 783-788. (2006).

4. A.O. Govorov, W. Zhang, T. Skeini, H. Richardson, J. Lee, and N. Kotov, “Gold Nanoparticle Ensembles as Heaters and Actuators: melting and collective plasmon resonances”, Nanoscale Res. Lett. (2006) 1:84–90. Link to the paper.

5. A. O. Govorov, G. W. Bryant, W, Zhang, T, Skeini, J, Lee, N, A. Kotov, J, M. Slocik, and R, R. Naik. Exciton-Plasmon Interaction and Hybrid Excitons in Semiconductor-Metal Nanoparticle Assemblies”, Nano Lett. 6, 984 (2006).

6. J. Lee, T. Javed, T. Skeini, A. O. Govorov, G. W. Bryant, N. A. Kotov, Bioconjugated Ag nanoparticles and CdTe Nanowires: Luminescence Enhancement in Metamaterials Due to Field-Enhanced Light Absorption. Angewandte Chemie 45, 4819 (2006).

7. W. Zhang, A. O. Govorov, G. W. Bryant, Semiconductor-metal nanoparticle molecules: hybrid excitons and non-linear Fano effect, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 146804 (2006). 

8. J.M. Villas-Boas, S.E. Ulloa,  A.O. Govorov, Photocurrent and spin manipulation in quantum dots, Physica E 34 (1-2): 333-335 (2006).


1. J. M. Villas-Bôas, Sergio E. Ulloa, and A. O. Govorov, Damping of coherent oscillations in a quantum dot photodiode, Physica E 26, 337-341 (2005).

2. J. M. Villas-Bôas, Sergio E. Ulloa, and A. O. Govorov, Decoherence of Rabi Oscillations in a Single Quantum Dot, Physical Review Letters 94, 057404 (2005).

3. J. M. Villas-Bôas, Sergio E. Ulloa, and A. O. Govorov, Photocurrent oscillations in a quantum dot photodiode, Solid State Communications (Special issue: Spontaneous Coherence in Excitonic Systems) 134, 33-35(2005).

4. A.O. Govorov, Spin-Foerster transfer in optically excited quantum dots, Physical Review B 71, 155323 (2005).

5. A. O. Govorov and A. V. Kalameitsev, Optical properties of a semiconductor quantum dot with a single magnetic impurity: photoinduced spin orientation, Physical Review B 71, 035338 (2005).

6. J. M. Smith, P. A. Dalgarno, R. J. Warburton, A. O. Govorov, K. Karrai, B. D. Gerardot, and P. M. Petroff, Voltage-control of the spin flip rate of an exciton in a semiconductor quantum dot, Physical Review Letters 94, 197402 (2005).

7. A.O. Govorov, Voltage-tunable ferromagnetism in semi-magnetic quantum dots: magnetic polarons and electrical capacitance, Physical Review B. 72, 075359 (2005). 

8. A.O. Govorov, Magnetic semiconductor artificial atom with many particles: Thomas-Fermi model and ferromagnetic phases, Physical Review B 72, 075358 (2005). 

9. J. Lee, A. O. Govorov, and N. A. Kotov, Bioconjugated Superstructures of CdTe Nanowires and Nanoparticles: Multi-Step Cascade Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer, Nano Letters 5, 2063 (2005).

10. J. Lee, A. O. Govorov, and N. A. Kotov, Nanoparticle Assemblies with Molecular Springs: Nanoscale Thermometer, Angewandte Chemie 117, 7605 (2005).

11. P.A. Dalgarno, J.M. Smith, B.D. Gerardot, A.O. Govorov, K. Karrai, P.M. Petroff, R.J. Warburton. Dark exciton decay dynamics of a semiconductor quantum dot. physica status solidi A 202,  2591 (2005). 

12. Hong Chen, J. J. Heremans, J. A. Peters, A. O. Govorov, N. Goel, S. J. Chung, and M. B. Santos, Spin-polarized reflection in a two-dimensional electron system, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 032113 (2005).

13. Book chapter: A.O. Govorov, R. J. Warburton, K. Karrai, and C. Schulhauser, Self-assembled quantum dots as an open system: Kondo-excitons, Auger processes, and spin effects. Book chapter, in “Trends in Quantum Dots Research”, P. A. Ling, Editor (Nova Science Publishers, 2005), pp. 125-140. 





1. “Excitons and Plasmon Resonances in Nanostructures”, 2007 MRS Symposium Proceedings, Vol. 1055E. Edited by A.O. Govorov and Z.M. Wang.

2. “Multifunctional Nanomaterials”, J. of Electronic Materials, 36, 12 (2007); materials of 2007 TMS Symposium. Edited by Z.M. Wang and A.O. Govorov.

3. “Excitons and Plasmon Resonances in Nanostructures -II”, 2009 MRS Symposium Proceedings, Vol. 1208E. Edited by A.O. Govorov and J.-K. Wang.


US Patent No: 8,080,183

December 20, 2011

Nanoparticle assemblies with molecular springs

Kotov, Nicholas; Lee, Joebeom; Govorov, Alexander.

Patent applications


Title: Hybrid nanostructures comprising photosynthetic unit of photosynthetic organism and semiconductor nanoparticles

Assignee: UNIV OHIO


WO2009104188-A2; WO2009104188-A3; EP2250191-A2; US2011012096-A1



Inventor(s): CARMELI C, CARMELI I, FROLOV L, et. al

WO2008018893-A2; WO2008018893-A3

Title: Method for Actuation with Nanoparticles using Light Effecting a Site Directed Temperature Change

Assignee: UNIV OHIO


WO2006128181-A2; US2009117002-A1

Title: Dynamic nanoparticle structure for use as sensor, comprises metallic and semiconductor nano particles connected by spring


Inventor(s): KOTOV N, LEE J, GOVOROV A

U.S. Patent Application, US 2017/0176650 A1

Title: Composite materials having a mixture of strongly plasmonic nanorods and exhibiting an absorption spectrum transparency window

Inventor: Govorov (Ohio U)

Filed February 2014.

Pub. Date: Jun. 22, 2017