A study from the International Laboratory of Hybrid Photonic Nanomaterials and the Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering of NRNU MEPhI accepted by the top ranked Nanoscale journal

A paper on Light–matter interaction in the strong coupling regime: configurations, conditions, applications by S. V. Ryabchuk, D. S. Dovzhenko, Yu. P. Rakovich, and I. R. Nabiev from a cluster of two international laboratories of NRNU MEPhI, Laboratory of Hybrid Photonic Nanomaterials (LPNM, headed by Prof. Yuriy Rakovich, leading scientist) and Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering (LNBE, headed by Prof. Igor Nabiev) has been accepted for publication by the Nanoscale, one of the world's leading journals in nanoscience, nanotechnlogies, and materials science.

The study deals with a major field of research directed by Prof. Rakovich in the framework of a "mega-grant" won by the LPNM's leading scientist and NRNU MEPhI in 2017, namely, the possibility of obtaining hybrid light–matter states and controlling properties of matter, such as chemical reaction rates, energy transfer, and superconductivity, by using light irradiation. The authors have analyzed the conditions and methods for obtaining, characterizing, and practical applications of the interaction between molecular transitions and confined electromagnetic field in the strong coupling regime where reversible coherent exchange of energy between light and matter occurs. This is the first detailed analysis of various types of systems and conditions for achieving the strong coupling regime in terms of practical applications in a wide range of areas, including photonics (designing low-threshold lasers), quantum communications, quantum optics, biology, and medicine.

The Nanoscale is a top ranked international, interdisciplinary journal publishing papers on nanosciences and nanotechnologies which is published by the Royal Chemical Society (RSC, United Kingdom). The Nanoscale is included in the first quartile in two subject areas of the SCImago journal ranking: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and Materials Science (miscellaneous) (the 11th of 91 and 22nd of 546 world's best journals, respectively).

According to the contract between Prof. Yuriy Rakovich, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, and NRNU MEPhI, the leading scientist's project on Linear and Nonlinear Nanoscale Optical Effects for Designing Next-Generation Biosensors has received the support of the Ministry of Education and Science for the period of 2017–2019, which can be extended for 2020–2021.


Spatial confinement of the light field in the cases of (a) a single nanoparticle located on a mirror and (b) two closely spaced noble metal nanoparticles.


Prof. Yuriy P. Rakovich (YPRakovich@mephi.ru)
Leading Scientist
Laboratory of Hybrid Photonic Nanomaterials
National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)
31 Kashirskoe shosse, 115409 Moscow, Russian Federation

Maria G. Korenkova, LNBE director of external relations (MGKorenkova@mephi.ru)
Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
31 Kashirskoe shosse, 115409 Moscow, Russian Federation

Nanoscale website: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/nr#!recentarticles&adv

Website of the International Laboratory of Hybrid Photonic Nanomaterials: http://lpnm.mephi.ru

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