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! We are just starting to update it, so come back soon for more news!

Nanophononics articles ↗

Our paper on the perspectives of nanophononics, nanoacoustics and nanomechanics is online! It was selected to the APL categories Featured, Scilight and issue’s cover.

Check it out here. 2023

Our paper on the generation and detection of acoustic phonons in TiO2 mesoporous thin films is online!

Check it out here. 2023

Our paper on Brillouin Scattering Selection Rules in Polarization-Sensitive Photonic Resonators is online!

Check it out here. 2022

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

Check it out here. 2022

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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