Welcome to Nanophononics! The website of Dr. Daniel Lanzillotti Kimura’s team.

In classical mechanics, a phonon designates a normal mode of vibration. A phonon is the quantum mechanical description of an elementary vibrational motion in which a lattice of atoms or molecules uniformly oscillates at a single frequency. Every physical property of a solid-state system that is determined by the position of the atoms is strongly affected by acoustic phonons. In our team we focus on nanophononics: we generate, manipulate, and detect acoustic phonons at the nanoscale, and control how they interact with other excitations. Unlike audible sound, there are no readily available sources and detectors of acoustic phonons, therefore our experiments rely on optical techniques. If you want to know more about how we control these atomic vibrations, and how light can be used to study them, navigate through our site!

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Nanophononic articles
Our paper on elastic topological interface states  by breaking inversion symmetry on thin plates is online!

Check it out here. 2022

Our paper on 3D electrical control of excitonic fine Structure for a QD in a cavity is online!

Check it out here. 2022

Our paper on topological optical and phononic interface modes by band inversion is online!

Check it out here. 2021

Next conferences
Les Houches School: Optomechanics & Nanophononics – Les Houches, France – April 17th – 28th, 2023

FNS 2023 – Delft, Netherlands – June 6th – 9th, 2023

6th International Conference on Phononic Crystals / Metamaterials / Metasurfaces, Phonon Transport, and Topological Phononics – Manchester, England – June 12th – 16th, 2023

XVII International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter (Phonons 2023) – Paris, France – July 2nd – 7th, 2023

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