Faraday Rotation of Plasmonic Nanoparticles in Pulsed Magnetic Fields


Introduction          My Project          About Me

Kansas State University Physics REU 2011

With funding from the National Science Foundation, I have been employed at the Kansas State University Physics REU program. As a part of this program I worked with Dr. Viktor Chikan of the Chemistry Department studying a property of gold nanoparticles that has not been thoroughly examined - Faraday Rotation.

The goal of this research is to gain a basic understanding of how magnetic fields and optical waves interact within small-sized particles. This is known as the Faraday Rotation and we sought to study it through the use of a pulsed magnetic field.

Funding provided through NSF grant number PHY-0851599.