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Brian Dennis

Brian Dennis is a CNST Visiting Fellow in the Nanofabrication Research Group and a Research Associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University.  He received a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Northern Arizona University and a M.S. in Physics from the University of Michigan.  The majority of his career was spent at Bell Laboratories (later A.T.&T., Lucent Technologies, and Alcatel Lucent) in Murray Hill, NJ, where his research included developing cryogenic scanning probe microscopy techniques, spectroscopic instrumentation, and microelectromechanical magnetometers.  At Bell Laboratories, he also developed methods for performing ultra-low temperature magneto-optical spectroscopy on superconductors and for measuring the Raman spectra and photoluminescence of layered semiconductors in order to detect the fractional quantum Hall effect.  Brian is currently working with Vladimir Aksyuk developing nanoscale measurement methods using plasmonic phase modulators with applications in switching and sensing.  

Selected Publications
  • Enhanced coupling between light and surface plasmons by nano-structured Fabry–Pérot resonator, B. S. Dennis, V. Aksyuk, M. I. Haftel, S. T. Koev, and G. Blumberg, Journal of Applied Physics 110, 066102 (2011).
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  • Superconductivity in CuxTiSe2, E. Morosan, H. W. Zandbergen, B. S. Dennis, J. W. G. Bos, Y. Onose, T. Klimczuk, A. P. Ramirez, N. P. Ong, and R. J. Cava, Nature Physics 2, 544–550 (2006).
  • Evidence of correlation in spin excitations of few-electron quantum dots, C. P. García, V. Pellegrini, A. Pinczuk, M. Rontani, G. Goldoni, E. Molinari, B. S. Dennis, L. N. Pfeiffer, and K. W. West, Physical Review Letters 95, 266806 (2005).
  • Two-dimensional control of surface plasmons and directional beaming from arrays of subwavelength apertures, D. Egorov, B. S. Dennis, G. Blumberg, and M. I. Haftel, Physical Review B 70, 033404 (2004).



CNST Visiting Fellow
Nanofabrication Research Group


B.S. Physics and Mathematics – Northern Arizona University

M.S. Physics – University of Michigan


Phone: 301-975-6282
Email: brian.dennis@nist.gov