Group Publications


  • C. E. Petoukhoff, K. M. Dani, and D. M. O'Carroll, Strong plasmon-exciton coupling in Ag nanoparticle - conjugated polymer core-shell hybrid nanostructures, Polymers, 12 (9), 2141 (2020).
  • D. R. Bacon, T. B. Gill, M. Rosamond, A. D. Burnett, A. Dunn, L. Li, E. H. Linfield, A. G. Davies, P. Dean, J. R. Freeman, Photoconductive arrays on insulating substrates for high-field terahertz generation, Optics Express 28 (12), 17219 (2020).
  • M. Rumo, C. W. Nicholson, A. Pulkkinen, B. Hildebrand, G. Kremer, B. Salzmann, M.-L. Mottas, K. Y. Ma, E. L. Wong, M. K. L. Man, K. M. Dani, B. Barbiellini, M. Muntwiler, T. Jaouen, F. O. von Rohr, and C. Monney, Examining the surface phase diagram of IrTe2 with photoemission, Phys. Rev. B 101, 235120 (2020).
  • T. A. S. Doherty, A. J. Winchester, S. Macpherson, D. N. Johnstone, V. Pareek, E. M. Tennyson, S. Kosar, F. U. Kosasih, M. Anaya, M. Abdi-Jalebi, Z. Andaji-Garmaroudi, E. L. Wong, J. Madéo, Y.-H. Chiang, J.-S. Park, Y.-K. Jung, C. E. Petoukhoff, G. Divitini, M. K. L. Man, C. Ducati, A. Walsh, P. A. Midgley, K. M. Dani, and S. D. Stranks, Performance-limiting nanoscale trap clusters at grain junctions in halide perovskites, Nature 580, 360 (2020)These authors contributed equally to this work. Co-corresponding authors.
  • R. Wong, M. K. L. Man, and K. M. Dani "Investigation of nanoscale energy transport with time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy", in Nanoscale Energy Transport, edited by B. Liao (IOP Publishing Ltd, 2020), pp.10-1 - 10-33. [Book Chapter]
  • V. Pareek, J. Madéo, and K. M. Dani, Ultrafast control of the dimensionality of exciton-exciton annihilation in atomically thin black phosphorus, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 057403 (2020).


  • V. Lisicovas, B. M. K. Mariserla, C. Sahoo, R. T. Harding, M. K. L. Man, E. L. Wong, J. Madéo, and K. M. Dani, Improving signal and photobleaching characteristics of temporal focusing microscopy with the increase in pulse repetition rate, Methods Protoc. 2, 65 (2019).
  • C. E. Petoukhoff, S. Kosar, M. Goto, I. Bozkurt, M. Chhowalla, and K. M. Dani, Charge transfer dynamics in conjugated polymer/MoS2 organic/2D heterojunctionsMol. Syst. Des. Eng. 4, 929 (2019).


  • A. Margiolakis, G. D. Tsibidis, K. M. Dani, and G. P. Tsironis, Ultrafast dynamics and subwavelength periodic structure formation following irradiation of GaAs with femtosecond laser pulses, Phys. Rev. B 98, 224103 (2018).
  • C. P. Weber, L. M. Schoop, S. S. P. Parkin, R. C. Newby, A. Nateprov, B. Lotsch, B. M. K. Mariserla, J. M. Kim, K. M. Dani, H. A. Bechtel, E. Arushanov, and M. Ali, Directly photoexcited Dirac and Weyl fermions in ZrSiS and NbAs, Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 221906 (2018).
  • C. P. Weber, M. G. Masten, T. C. Ogloza, B. S. Berggren, M. K. L. Man, K. M. Dani, J. Liu, Z. Mao, D. D. Klug, A. A. Adeleke, and Y. Yao, Using coherent phonons for ultrafast control of the Dirac node of SrMnSb2, Phys. Rev. B 98, 155115 (2018).
  • E L. Wong, A. J. Winchester, V. Pareek, J. Madéo, M. K. L. Man, and K. M. Dani, Pulling apart photoexcited electrons by photoinducing an in-plane surface electric field, Science Advances 4, eaat9722 (2018).
  • M. B. M. Krishna, J. Madéo, J. P. Urquizo, X. Zhu, S. Vinod, C. S. Tiwary, P. M. Ajayan, and K. M. Dani, Terahertz photoconductivity and photocarrier dynamics in few-layer hBN/WS2 van der Waals heterostructure laminates, Semicond. Sci. Tech. 33, 084001 (2018).
  • R. Pohle, E. G. Kavousanaki, K. M. Dani, and N. Shannon, Symmetry and optical selection rules in graphene quantum dots, Phys. Rev. B 97, 115404 (2018).
  • S. Yu, B. Gao, J. W. Kim, S.-W. Cheong, M. K. L. Man, J. Madéo, K. M. Dani, and D. Talbayev, High-temperature terahertz optical diode effect without magnetic order in polar FeZnMo3O8, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 037601 (2018).


  • C. P. Weber, B. S. Berggren, M. G. Masten, T. C. Ogloza, S. Deckoff-Jones, J. Madéo, M. K. L. Man, K. M. Dani, L. Zhao, G. Chen, J. Liu, Z. Mao, L. M. Schoop, B. V. Lotsch, S. S. P. Parkin, and M. Ali, Similar ultrafast dynamics of several dissimilar Dirac and Weyl semimetals, J. Appl. Phys. 122, 223102 (2017).
  • S. Yu, C. Dhanasekhar, V. Adyam, S. Deckoff-Jones, M. K. L. Man, J. Madéo, E L. Wong, T. Harada, M. B. M. Krishna, K. M. Dani, and D. Talbayev, Terahertz-frequency magnetoelectric effect in Ni-doped CaBaCo4O7, Phys. Rev. B 96, 094421 (2017).
  • J. Madéo, J. Pérez-Urquizo, Y. Todorov, C. Sirtori, and K. M. Dani, Engineering the losses and beam divergence in arrays of patch antenna microcavities for terahertz sources, J. Infrared Milli. Terahz. Waves 38, 1321 (2017).
  • K. M. Dani, Commentary: Pursuing science across nationalities and disciplines, Physics Today 70, 10 (2017).
  • Takaaki Harada, Stephanie Spence, Athanasios Margiolakis, Skylar Deckoff-Jones, Rebecca Ploeger, Aaron N. Shugar, James F. Hamm, Keshav M. Dani and Anya R. Dani, Obtaining cross-sections of paint layers in cultural artifacts using femtosecond pulsed lasers, Materials 10, 107 (2017). These authors contributed equally to this work.
  • M. K. L. Man, A. Margiolakis, S. Deckoff-Jones, T. Harada, E L. Wong, M. B. M. Krishna, J. Madéo, A. Winchester, S. Lei, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan and K. M. Dani, Imaging the motion of electrons across semiconductor heterojunctions, Nat. Nanotechnol. 12, 36 (2017).


  • R. Ulbricht, S. Dong, I-Y. Chang, B. M. K. Mariserla, K. M. Dani, K. Hyeon-Deuk, and Z.-H. Loh. Jahn-Teller-induced femtosecond electronic depolarization dynamics of the nitrogen-vacancy defect in diamond, Nat. Commun. 7, 13510 (2016).
  • C. E. Petoukhoff, M. B. M. Krishna, D. Voiry, I. Bozkurt, S. Deckoff-Jones, M. Chhowalla, D. M. O'Carroll, and K. M. Dani. Ultrafast charge transfer and enhanced absorption in MoS2 - organic van der Waals heterojunctions using plasmonic metasurfaces, ACS Nano 10, 9899 (2016).
  • T. Nakano, S. M. Mackay, E. W. Tan, K. M. Dani, and J. Wickens. Interfacing with neural activity via femtosecond laser stimulation of drug encapsulating liposomal nanostructures, eNeuro 3, e0107 (2016).
  • J. Madéo, Y. Todorov, A. Gilman, G. Frucci, L. H. Li, A. G. Davies, E. H. Linfield, C. Sirtori and K. M. Dani, Patch antenna microcavity terahertz sources with enhanced emission, Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 141103 (2016).
  • S. Deckoff-Jones, J. Zhang, C. E. Petoukhoff, M. K. L. Man, S. Lei, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan, D. Talbayev, J. Madéo and K. M. Dani, Observing the interplay between surface and bulk optical nonlinearities in thin van der Waals crystals, Sci. Rep. 6, 22620 (2016).
  • M. K. L. Man, S. Deckoff-Jones, A. Winchester, G. Shi, G. Gupta, A. D. Mohite, S. Kar, E. Kioupakis, S. Talapatra and K. M. Dani, Protecting the properties of monolayer MoS2 on silicon based substrates with an atomically thin buffer, Sci. Rep. 6, 20890 (2016).
  • C. E. Petoukhoff, C. Antonick, B. M. K. Mariserla, K. M. Dani and D. M. O'Carroll, Oxidation of planar and plasmonic Ag surfaces by exposure to O2/Ar plasma for organic optoelectronic applications, MRS Advances 1, 943 (2016).


  • I. Bilgin, F. Kiu, A. Vargas. A. Winchester, M. K. L. Man, M. Upmanyu, K. M. Dani, G. Gupta, S. Talapatra, A. D. Mohite, S. Kar, Chemical vapor deposition synthesized atomically-thin Molybdenum Disulfide with optoelectronic-graded crystalline quality, ACS Nano 9, 8822 (2015).
  • B. M. K. Mariserla, M. K. L. Man, S. Vinod, C. Chin, T. Harada, J. Taha-Tijerina, C. S. Tiwary, P. Nguyen, P. Chang, T. N. Narayanan, A. Rubio, P. M Ajayan, S. Talapatra and K. M. Dani, Engineering photophenomena in large, three dimensional structures composed of self-assembled van der Waals heterostructure flakes, Adv. Opt. Materials 3, 1551 (2015).
  • S. Ghosh, A. Winchester, B. Muchhaarla, M. Wasala, S. Feng, A. L. Elias, B. M. K. Mariserla, T. Harada, C. Chin, K. M. Dani, S. Kar, M. Terrones, and S. Talapatra, Ultrafast intrinsic photoresponse and direct evidence of sub-gap states in liquid phase exfoliated MoS2 thin films, Sci. Rep 5, 11272 (2015).
  • J. Madéo, A. Margiolakis, Z.-Y. Zhao, P. J. Hale, M. K. L. Man, Q.-Z. Zhao, W. Peng, W.-Z. Shi and K. M. Dani, Ultrafast properties of femtosecond-laser-ablated GaAs and its application to terahertz optoelectronics, Opt. Lett 40 (14), 3388-3391 (2015).
  • D. Palaferri, Y. Todorov, Y. N. Chen, J. Madéo, A. Vasanelli, L. H. Li, A. G. Davies, E. H. Linfield, and C. Sirtori, Patch antenna terahertz photodetectors, Appl. Phys. Lett 106, 161102 (2015).
  • E. G. Kavousanaki and K. M. Dani, Optically induced magnetic moments in symmetric graphene quantum dots, Phys. Rev. B 91, 035433 (2015).


  • Takashi Nakano, Catherine Chin, Jeff Wickens, Keshav M Dani, A novel drug delivery method for neuropharmacological research, using liposomes and lasers, Neurotransmitter 1 (1): e424 (2014).
  • P. J. Hale, J. Madéo, C. Chin, S. S. Dhillon, J. Mangeney, J. Tignon, and K. M. Dani, 20 THz broadband generation using semi-insulating GaAs interdigitated photoconductive antennasOptics Express 22 (21), 26358-26364 (2014).
  • Takashi Nakano, Catherine Chin, David Mo Aung Myint, Eng Wui Tan, Peter John Hale, Bala Murali Krishna M., John N. J. Reynolds, Jeff Wickens, and Keshav M. Dani, Mimicking subsecond neurotransmitter dynamics with femtosecond laser stimulated nanosystems, Scientific Reports 4, 5398 (2014).
  •  Julia Hildmann, Eleftheria Kavousanaki, Guido Burkard, and Hugo Ribeiro, Quantum limit for nuclear spin polarization in semiconductor quantum dots, Phys. Rev. B 89, 205302 (2014).


  • Mariserla, B. M. K., Venktramaiah, N. & Narayana Rao, D. Optical transmission control in graphene oxide and its organic composites with ultrashort laser pulses, Journal of Optics 16, 1-6 (2014).
  • Bauer, E., Man, K. L. M., Pavlovska, A., Locatelli, A., Menteş, T. O., Niño, M. A. & Altman, M. S., Fe3S4 (greigite) formation by vapor–solid reaction, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2, 1903-1913 (2013).
  • Mariserla, B. M. K. & Narayana Rao, D., Influence of solvent contribution on nonlinearities of near infra-red absorbing croconate and squaraine dyes with ultrafast laser excitation, Journal of Applied Physics 114, 1-8 (2013).


  • K. M. Dani, J. Lee, R. Sharma, A. D. Mohite, C. M. Galande, P. M. Ajayan, A. M. Dattelbaum, H. Htoon, A. J. Taylor & R. P. Prasankumar. Intraband conductivity response in graphene observed using ultrafast infrared-pump visible-probe spectroscopy. Phys. Rev. B 86, 125403 (2012).
  • E. G. Kavousanaki & Guido Burkard. Signatures of spin blockade in the optical response of a charged quantum dot. Phys. Rev. B 86, 045122 (2012).
  • S. Gilbertson, G. L. Dakovski, T. Durakiewics, J. Zhu, K. M. Dani, A. D. Mohite, A. M. Dattelbaum & G. Rodriguez. Tracing ultrafast separation and coalescence of carriers in graphene with time-resolved photoemission. J. of Phys. Chemistry Lett. 3, 64-68 (2012).