Simulating Plasmonic Effects with COMSOL Multiphysics® - Archived

This is a recording of a webinar that originally aired on June 5, 2019

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Plasmons in two-dimensional electron systems, including graphene, have recently attracted attention for their potential role in terahertz (THz) technology. In particular, drifting plasmons have been shown to be candidates for THz wave generation. To this end, the development of comprehensive modeling techniques is necessary for the understanding of plasmon dynamics.

In this webinar, we will discuss how the scattering of 2D plasmons by interfaces, in the absence and in the presence of direct current, can be modeled with the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. We will first discuss the off-the-shelf functionality in COMSOL Multiphysics® for this scenario, and then describe a more advanced, bespoke implementation, leading to excellent agreement with theoretical models.

This presentation will include a live demonstration and a Q&A session.

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Simone Zonetti
Imperial College London

Simone Zonetti is a research associate at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, where he is developing research in terahertz plasmonics. Simone received his PhD from the Université catholique de Louvain, with a thesis on the quantization of the cosmological constant. His previous experience includes research in quantum gravity and glaciology.

Daniel Molnar

Daniel Molnar is an applications engineer at COMSOL, specializing in electromagnetism and related phenomena. At the University of Cambridge, he earned his master's and PhD degrees in 2013 and 2016, respectively. His focus was on low-temperature physics, quantum correlations, and high-temperature superconductors and devices.