The main focus area of the research in our laboratory is (i) chemical synthesis of nanoscale hetero-structures of semiconducting and magnetic materials and (ii) real-time laser spectroscopic investigation of the dynamic electronic and magnetic properties of the nanostructures prepared from (i). Ultimately, we would like to obtain fundamental understanding of how the dynamic optical, electronic and magnetic properties in structurally complex nanoscale materials can be controlled by tuning their chemical and structural parameters. The knowledge obtained from these researches lays fundamental background essential in many practical applications, such as designing nanoscale electronic devices and light energy-harvesting materials.

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Academic Articles93
  • Wang, C., Liu, X., Qiao, T., Khurana, M., Akimov, A. V., & Son, D. H. (2022). Photoemission of the Upconverted Hot Electrons in Mn-Doped CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals.. Nano Lett. 22(16), 6753-6759.
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  • Cheng, O., Zhao, B., Brawley, Z., Son, D. H., & Sheldon, M. T. (2022). Active Tuning of Plasmon Damping via Light Induced Magnetism.. Nano Lett. 22(13), 5120-5126.
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  • Tang, X., Rossi, D., Cheon, J., & Son, D. H. (2022). Effects of Electronic Coupling on Bright and Dark Excitons in a 2D Array of Strongly Confined CsPbBr3 Quantum Dots. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS. 34(16), 7181-7189.
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  • Tang, X., Khurana, M., Rossi, D., Luo, L., V. Akimov, A., & Son, D. H. (2022). Exciton Photoluminescence of Strongly Quantum-Confined Formamidinium Lead Bromide (FAPbBr3) Quantum Dots. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C. 126(43), 18366-18373.
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  • Wang, C., Orrison, C., & Son, D. H. (2022). Hot electrons generated from Mn-doped quantum dots via upconversion for photocatalysis applications. BULLETIN OF THE KOREAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 43(4), 492-500.
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Conference Papers39
  • Sitapure, N., Qiao, T., Son, D. H., & Kwon, J. (2020). Modeling and size control of CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots. 2020 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE (ACC), 2020 American Control Conference (ACC). 00, 4331-4336.
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  • Cheng, H., Sheldon, M., & Son, D. H. (2019). 1,000-fold enhancement of light-induced magnetism in plasmonic Au nanoparticles. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 258,
  • Qiao, T., & Son, D. H. (2019). Light-assisted cation exchange in CsPbX3 nanocrystals. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 257,
  • Dong, Y., Qiao, T., & Son, D. H. (2018). Precise size control of CsPbX3 perovskite quantum dots via thermodynamically controlled synthesis. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 255,
  • Parobek, D., & Son, D. H. (2018). Strong sensitized phosporescence in Mn-doped CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 255,
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