Superresolution Optical Strategies for Revealing Ultrafast Carrier-Phonon Dynamics in Nanoscale Materials
This project will develop new microscopic methods for studying how highly energetic charges (electrons and holes) and move, relax, and couple to lattice vibrations in semiconductor nanostructures. These tools will allow us to watch electronic and vibrational dynamics with sub-50 nanometer spatial resolution and 70 femtosecond temporal resolution, providing direct insight into some of the most challenging fundamental problems in nanoscale materials.
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