Department of Chemistry



26.) Martin, J.; Kumar, S.; Ratnaweera, R.; Wen, J.; Sheldon, M.; "Detailed Balance Efficiencies for Luminescent Solar Concentrators with Aligned Semiconductor Nanorods", ACS Photonics, 2019, (submitted).

25.) (Invited Feature Article for Journal of Physical Chemistry) Hogan, N.; Sheldon, M.; "Hot Electron Dynamics in the Steady State", 2019, (submitted).

24.) Wen, J.; Roman, B. J.; Rodriguez, F. A.; Mireles, N.; Porcellino, N.; Sheldon, M.; "Chemical Availability of Bromide Dictates CsPbBr3 Nanocrystal Growth", Chemistry of Materials, 2019, accepted.

23.) Cheng, O. H.; Son, D. H.; Sheldon, M.; "1,000-Fold Enhancement of Light-Induced Magnetism in Plasmonic Au Nanoparticles", Nature Photonics, 2019. (requested revisions submitted) see arXiv:

22.) Rodriguez, F. A.; Roman, B. J.; Mireles, N.; Sheldon, M.; "The Role of Gold Oxidation State in the Synthesis of Au-CsPbX3 Heterostructure or Lead-free Cs2Au(I)Au(III)X6 Perovskite Nanoparticles", Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 18109 - 18115.

21.) Wu, S.; Hogan, N.; Sheldon, M.; "Hot Electron Emission in Plasmonic Thermionic Converters", ACS Energy Letters, 2019, 4, 2508-2513.

20.) Pelton, M.; Sheldon, M.; Khurgin, J.; "Plasmon-exciton coupling", Nanophotonics, 2019, 8, 513. (special issue editorial)

19.) Roman, B. J.; Sheldon, M.; "Six-fold Plasmonic Enhancement of Thermal Scavenging via CsPbBr3 Anti-Stokes Photoluminescence", Nanophotonics, 2019, 8, 599-605.


18.) Wu, S.; Sheldon, M.; "Optical Power Conversion via Tunneling of Plasmonic Hot Carriers", ACS Photonics, 2018, 5, 2516-2523.

17.) Roman, B.J.; Sheldon, M.; "The role of mid-gap states in all-inorganic CsPbBr3 nanoparticle one photon up-conversion", Chem Comm, 2018, 54, 6851-6854.

16.) Huang, J.; Wang, X.; Hogan, N.L.; Wu, S.; Lu, P.; Fan, Z.; Dai, Y.; Zeng, B.; Starko-Bowes, R.; Jian, J.; Wang, H.; Li, L.; Prasankumar, R.; Yarotski, D.; Sheldon, M.; Chen, H.; Jacob, Z.; Zhang, X.; Wang, H.; "Artificial Plasmonic Lattice in Self-Assembled Vertically Aligned Nitride-Metal Hybrid Metamaterials", Adv. Sci., 2018, 5, 1800416.

15.) Pravitasari, A.; Negrito, M.; Light, K.; Chang, W.-S.; Link, S.; Sheldon, M.; Batteas, J.; "Using Particle Lithography to Tailor the Architecture of Au Nanoparticle Plasmonic Nanoring Arrays", Journal of Physical Chemistry B., 2018, 122, 730-736.


14.) Roman, B.J.; Otto, J.; Galik, C.; Downing, R.; Sheldon, M.; "Au Exchange or Au Deposition: Dual Reaction Pathways in Au-CsPbBr3 Heterostructure Nanoparticles", Nano Letters, 2017, 17, 5561-5566.

13.) Nadarajah, A.; Sheldon, M.; “Optoelectronic Phenomena in Au Metal Nanostructures Due to the Inverse Faraday Effect”, Optics Express, 2017, 25, 12753-12764.


12.) Parobek, D.; Roman, B.J.; Dong, Y.; Jin, H.; Lee, E.; Sheldon, M.; Son, D.H.; "Exciton-to-Dopant Energy Transfer in Mn-Doped Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals", Nano Letters, 2016, 16, 7376-7380.

11.) Li, L.; Sun, L.; Gomez-Diaz, J.S.; Lu, P.; Khatkhatay, F.; Zhang, W.; Jian, J.; Su, Q.; Fan, M.; Jacob, C.; Huang, J.; Hogan, J.; Zhang, X.; Jia, Q.; Sheldon, M.; Alù, A.; Li, X.; Wang, H.; “Self-Assembled Epitaxial Au-Ceramic Vertically Aligned Nanocomposites for Nanoscale Metamaterials”, Nano Letters, 2016, 16, 3936-3943

10.) van de Groep, J.; Sheldon, M.; Atwater, H.; Polman, A.; “Thermodynamic Theory of the Plasmoelectric Effect”, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 23283.


9.) Brown, A.; Sheldon, M.; Atwater, H.; “Electrochemical Tuning of the Dielectric Function of Au Nanoparticles”, ACS Photonics, 2015, 2, 459-464.

8.) Peng, S.; Sheldon, M.; Liu, W.-G.; Jaramillo-Botero, A.; Goddard III, W.A.; Atwater, H.; “Ultraviolet Surface Plasmon-Mediated Oxidation of Hydrazine as a Source for Low-Temperature Nitride Deposition”, Applied Physics Letters, 2015, 106, 023102.


7.) Sheldon, M.; van de Groep, J.; Brown, A.; Polman, A.; Atwater, H.; “Plasmoelectric Potentials in Metal Nanostructures”, Science, 2014, 356, 828-831.

6.) Eisler, C.; Abrams, Z.; Sheldon, M.; Zhang, X.; Atwater, H.; “Multijunction solar cell efficiencies: effect of spectral window, optical environment and radiative coupling”, Energy and Environmental Science 2014, 7, 3600–3605.

5.) Eisler, C.; Sheldon, M.; Atwater, H.; “Enhanced Performance of Small GaAs Solar Cells via Edge and Surface Passivation with Trioctylphosphine Sulfide”, Proceedings of the 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), March 2012, Austin, TX, USA.

4.) Sheldon, M.; Eisler, C.; Atwater, H.; “GaAs Passivation with Trioctylphosphine Sulfide for Enhanced Solar Cell Efficiency and Durability”, Advanced Energy Materials, 2012, 2, 339-344.

3.) Dionne, J.; Sweatlock, L.; Sheldon, M.; Atwater, H.; Alivisatos, A.P.; “Silicon-based Plasmonics for On-Chip Photonics”, Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 2010, 16, 295-306. Featured Cover Article.

2.) Sheldon, M.; Trudeau, P.E.; Mokari, T.; Wang, L.; Alivisatos, A.P.; “Enhanced Semiconductor Nanocrystal Conductance via Solution Grown Contacts”, Nano Letters, 2009, 9, 3676-3682. Featured in “Research Highlights”, Nature, 2009, 461, 149.

1.) Trudeau, P.E.; Sheldon, M.; Altoe, V.; Alivisatos, A.P.; “Electrical Contacts to Individual Colloidal Semiconductor Nanorods”, Nano Letters, 2008, 8, 1936-1939.


M. Sheldon, H. Atwater, “Plasmonic nanostructures for conversion of optical power to electrical power.” Patent awarded, September 2018.

M. Sheldon, C. Eisler, H. Atwater, “GaAs Surface Passivation Using Sulfur- and Selenium- Functionalized Surfactants.” Patent awarded, June 2012.