Multifunctional Optical Materials Group

Dr. Sol Carretero Palacios

solPostdoctoral Researcher. Physicist
Multifunctional Optical Materials Group
Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla
Spanish National Research Council
c/ Américo Vespucio, 49. 41092 – Sevilla
sol.carretero(at)csic.es
tel: +34 954 489 552

Research Interests

Modelling of photovoltaic devices

Casimir Force

Theoretical analysis and simulations of nanoplasmonic systems
– Disordered systems
– Light Scattering
– Extraordinary Optical Transmission
– Optical Tweezers
– Localized Surface Plasmon and Surface Plasmon Polariton

CV

– 2014 – to date: Postdoctoral Researcher, Multifunctional Optical Materials Group headed by Prof. Dr. Míguez, ICMS-CSIC, Sevilla (Spain)
– 2012 – 2013: Postdoctoral Researcher (Alexander von Humboldt Fellow), Photonics and Optoelectronics Group, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich (Germany).
– 2011 – 2012: Postdoctoral Researcher, Condensed Matter Physics Department, University of Zaragoza-ICMA, Zaragoza (Spain)
– 2009: Visiting Researcher, Nonlinear Physics Centre, Australian National University, Canberra (Australia)
– 2007 – 2011: PhD studies, Condensed Matter Physics Department, University of Zaragoza-ICMA, Zaragoza (Spain). Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Martín-Moreno. Thesis title: “Mechanisms for enhancing the optical transmission through a single subwavelength hole” (Excellent cum laude)
– 2006-2007: Master of Physics and Physic Technologies, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza (Spain)
– 2001-2006: Degree in Physics (Licenciatura), Autonomous University of Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

Awards, Memberships & Fellowships

– 2013: CeNS Publication Award
– 2013: Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2 years)
– 2007 – 2011: FPI Fellowship (Spanish Ministry of Science) – funding of PhD studies
– 2006 – 2007: Fellowship associated to the European Project “PLASMON ENHANCED PHOTONICS” (PLEAS) (CN 034506) within the 6º Framework Programme.
– 2005 – 2006: SICUE/SENECA Fellowship (Spanish Ministry of Science), funding of 5th year of my Physics studies at the University of Zaragoza

Publications

2015-to date

Plasmonic nanoparticles as light harvesting enhancers in perovskite solar cells: a user’s guide
S. Carretero-Palacios, A. Jiménez-Solano, and H. Míguez
ACS Energy Letters, 2016, 1, 323-331. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00138

Effect of temperature variations on equilibrium distances in levitating parallel dielectric plates interacting through Casimir forces
V. Esteso, S. Carretero-Palacios, and H. Míguez
J. Appl. Phys. 119, 144301 (2016)

Maximized performance of dye solar cells on plastic: a combined theoretical and experimental optimization approach
Yuelong Li, Sol Carretero-Palacios, Kicheon Yoo, Jong hak Kim, Alberto Jiménez-Solano, Chul-Ho Lee, Hernán Míguez and Min Jae Ko
Energy & Environmental Science, 2016, 9, 2061-2071. DOI: 10.1039/C6EE00424E

High-Throughput Fabrication of Resonant Metamaterials with Ultra-Small Coaxial Apertures via Atomic Layer Lithography
Daehan Yoo, Cuong Nguyen, L. Martin-Moreno, Daniel A Mohr, Sol Carretero-Palacios, Jonah Shaver, Jaime Peraire, Thomas W. Ebbesen, and Sang-Hyun Oh
Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (3), pp 2040–2046

Efficient bifacial dye-sensitized solar cells through disorder by design
José M. Miranda-Muñoz, Sol Carretero-Palacios, Alberto Jiménez-Solano, Yuelong Li, Gabriel Lozano and Hernán Míguez
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 1953-1961

Absorption Enhancement in Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskite Films with Embedded Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticles
Sol Carretero-Palacios, Mauricio E. Calvo and Hernán Míguez
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119 (32), pp 18635–18640

Nanolevitation Phenomena in Real Plane-Parallel Systems Due to the Balance between Casimir and Gravity Forces
Victoria Esteso , Sol Carretero-Palacios, and Hernán Míguez
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119 (10), pp 5663–5670

An Optically Controlled Microscale Elevator Using Plasmonic Janus Particles (ACS Editors’ Choice, and included in a cross-journal virtual issue “Probing the Fundamentals of Light-Matter Interactions”, in celebration of the International Year of Light)
Spas Nedev, Sol Carretero-Palacios, Paul Kühler, Theobald Lohmüller, Alexander S. Urban, Lindsey J. E. Anderson, and J. Feldmann
ACS Photonics, 2015, 2 (4), pp 491–496 (2015)

2013-2014

Microscale mapping of oscillatory flows
Spas Nedev, S. Carretero-Palacios, S. R. Kirchner, F. Jäckel, and J. Feldmann
Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 161113 (2014)

Broadband and broadangle extraordinary acoustic transmission through subwavelength apertures surrounded by fluids
Sol Carretero-Palacios,A. R. J. Murray, Luis Martín-Moreno and A. P. Hibbins
New J. Phys. 16, 083044 (2014)

Direct optical monitoring of flow generated by bacterial flagellar rotation
Silke R. Kirchner, Spas Nedev, Sol Carretero-Palacios, Andreas Mader, Madeleine Opitz, Theobald Lohmüller and Jochen Feldmann
Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 093701 (2014)

Optical trapping and manipulation of plasmonic nanoparticles: fundamentals, applications, and perspectives
Alexander S. Urban, Sol Carretero-Palacios, Andrey A. Lutich, Theobald Lohmüller, Jochen Feldmanna and Frank Jäckel
Nanoscale, 2014,6, 4458-4474

Nanolithography by Plasmonic Heating and Optical Manipulation of Gold Nanoparticles
Michael Fedoruk , Marco Meixner , Sol Carretero-Palacios , Theobald Lohmüller, and Jochen Feldmann
ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (9), pp 7648–7653

Tuning DNA Binding Kinetics in an Optical Trap by Plasmonic Nanoparticle Heating
Lidiya Osinkina, S. Carretero-Palacios, Joachim Stehr, Andrey A. Lutich, Frank Jäckel, and Jochen Feldmann
Nano Lett., 2013, 13 (7), pp 3140–3144

2010-2012

Effect of film thickness and dielectric environment on optical transmission through subwavelength holes
S. Carretero-Palacios, F.J García-Vidal, L. Martín-Moreno, S.G. Rodrigo
Phys. Rev. B 85 (3), 035417 (2012)

Mechanisms for extraordinary optical transmission through bull’s eye structures
S. Carretero-Palacios, O. Mahboub, F.J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, Sergio G. Rodrigo, C. Genet, and T. W. Ebbesen
Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 10429-10442 (2011)

Metallic slit arrays filled with third-order nonlinear media: Optical Kerr effect and third-harmonic generation
Sergio G. Rodrigo, S. Carretero-Palacios, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno
Phys. Rev. B 83 (23), 235425 (2011)

Dual band terahertz waveguiding on a planar metal surface patterned with annular holes
C. R. Williams, M. Misra, S. R. Andrews, S. A. Maier, S. Carretero-Palacios, S. G. Rodrigo, F. J. Garcia-Vidal and L. Martin-Moreno
Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 011101 (2010)

Optical switching in metal-slit arrays on nonlinear dielectric substrates
S. Carretero-Palacios, Alexander Minovich, Dragomir N. Neshev, Yuri S. Kivshar, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, and Sergio G. Rodrigo
Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 24, pp. 4211-4213 (2010)

Optimization of bull’s eye structures for transmission enhancement
O. Mahboub, S. Carretero Palacios, C. Genet, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, Sergio G. Rodrigo, L. Martin-Moreno, and T. W. Ebbesen
Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11292-11299 (2010)

Optical transmission of periodic annular apertures in metal film on high-refractive index substrate: The role of the nanopillar shape
J.-S. Bouillard, J. Einsle, W. Dickson, S. G. Rodrigo, S. Carretero-Palacios, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal and A. V. Zayats
Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 201101 (2010)

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