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Mariama Rebello de Sousa Dias
Assistant Professor of Physics
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Grants and Fellowships
2015 - 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship from Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future

2013 Visiting Researcher Scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service, Germany

2012 Women in Physics Travel Grant Program from IUPAP

2011 - 2012 Visiting Researcher Doctorate Scholarship from CNPq, Brazil
Presentations

Invited Talks

Alloyed metallic subwavelength structures for nanophotonics. University of Maryland, Department of Physics, Apr. 2017.

Tuning the plasmonic optical properties through alloyed coinage metal nanostructures. The Federal University of Sao Carlos, Department of Physics, May 2016.

Dresselhaus spinorbit eects on transport properties of polytypic nanowires and tunneling phase-time on twin-plane nanowires. Louisiana State University, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Oct. 2015.

The study of optical and transport phenomena on semiconductor nanodevices: characterization and application. The Federal University of Lavras, Brazil, May 2015.

Electronic and transport phenomena in semiconductor nanostructures. Sao Paulo University, Physics Department of Materials and Mechanics, Brazil, Aug. 2014.

Semiconductor nanostructures: fundamental and applied research aiming an efficient technology. International sustainability Days "Euro-Ibsa", Wuerzburg, Germany, Jul. 2014.

Transport phenomena in quasi-one-dimensional heterostructures. University of Wuerzburg, Lehrstuhl fur Technische Physik, Germany, Jul. 2014.

Transport phenomena in quasi-one-dimensional heterostructures. University of Maryland, Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, Mar. 2014.

Conference Presentations

M. Rebello Sousa Dias, C. Gong, G. C. Wessler, M. S. Leite. Alloyed Metallic Nanoparticles for Photovoltaics. Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2016.

M. Rebello Sousa Dias, C. Gong, G. C. Wessler, M. S. Leite. Metal alloyed nanostructures with tunable optical properties. The American Physical Society March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2016.

M. Rebello Sousa Dias, C. Gong, M. S. Leite. Optical properties of metal alloys through binary mixtures of nanostructures. U.S. Brazil Young Physicists Forum, Baltimore, MD, 2016.

M. Rebello Sousa Dias, L. K. Castelano, L. Villegas-Lelovsky, V. Lopez-Richard, L. Diago-Cisneros, G. E. Marques. Dresselhaus spin orbit eects on transport properties of polytypic nanowires. 17 Brazilian Workshop on Semiconductor Physics, Uberlandia, Brazil, May. 2015.

M. Rebello Sousa Dias, V. Lopez-Richard, G. E. Marques, S. E. Ulloa., Spin transport on parallel coupled nanowires with Rashba spin-orbit interaction. American Physical Society March Meeting, Denver, CO, 2014.

H. Tsuzuki, D. F. Cesar, M. Rebello Sousa Dias, L. K. Castelano, V. Lopez-Richard, J. P. Rino, G. E. Marques., Electronic Transparency Tuning of Twin-Plane 1D Superlattices by Strain Fields. International Conference on Superlattices, Nanostructures and Nanodevices, Dresden, Germany, Jul. 2012.

M. Rebello Sousa Dias, A. Picinin, V. Lopez-Richard, S. E. Ulloa, L. K. Castelano, J. P. Rino, G. E. Marques. Tuning the hole mobility in InP semiconductor nanowires. The American Physical Society March Meeting, Boston, MA, 2012.

Publications
Articles

"Nanoscale Tipping Bucket Effect in a Quantum Dot Transistor-Based Counter" F. Hartmann, P. Maier, M. Rebello Sousa Dias, S. Gopfert, L. K. Castelano, M. Emmerling, C. Schneider, S. Hofling, M. Kamp, Y. Pershin, G. E. Marques, V. Lopez-Richard, L. Worschech. Nano Lett. 17, 2273 (2017).

"Near-Field Optical Properties of Fully Alloyed Noble Metal Nanoparticles" C. Gong*, M. Rebello Sousa Dias*, G. Wessler, J. A. Taillon, L. G. Salamanca-Riba, M. S. Leite. Adv. Opt. Mater. 5, 1600568 (2017). (* equal contribution) Front Cover.

"Mimicking of pulse shape-dependent learning rules with a quantum dot memristor" P. Maier, F. Hartmann, M. Rebello Sousa Dias, M. Emmerling, C. Schneider, L. K. Castelano, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, G. E. Marques, V. Lopez-Richard, L. Worschech. J. Appl. Phys. 120, 134503 (2016).

"Light sensitive memristor with bi-directional and wavelength-dependent conductance control" P. Maier, F. Hartmann, M. Rebello Sousa Dias, M. Emmerling, C. Schneider, L. K. Castelano, M. Kamp, S. Hofling, G. E. Marques, V. Lopez-Richard, L. Worschech. Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 023501 (2016).

"Photocurrent-voltage relation of resonant tunneling diode photodetectors" A. Pfenning, F. Hartmann, M. Rebello Sousa Dias, V. Lopez-Richard, L. K. Castelano, F. Langer, S. Hofling, M. Kamp, G. E. Marques, L. Worschech. Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 081104 (2015).

"Nanothermometer Based on Resonant Tunneling Diodes: From Cryogenic to Room Temperatures" A. Pfenning, F. Hartmann, M. Rebello Sousa Dias, L. K. Castelano, C. Sumeier, F. Langer, S. Hofling, M. Kamp, G. E. Marques, L. Worschech, V. Lopez-Richard. ACS Nano. 5, 6271 (2015).

"Spin filtering in nanowire directional coupler" M. Rebello Sousa Dias, V. Lopez-Richard,G. E. Marques, S. E. Ulloa. Europhysics Lett. 106, 17002 (2014).

"Electron transport in quantum dot chains: Dimensionality eects and hopping conductance" V. P. Kunets, M. Rebello Sousa Dias, T. Rembert, M. E. Ware, Y. I. Mazur, V. Lopez-Richard, H. A. Mantooth, G. E. Marques, G. J. Salamo. J. Appl. Phys. 113, 183709 (2013).

"Tuning hole mobility in InP nanowires" M. Rebello Sousa Dias, A. Picinin, V. Lopez-Richard, S. E. Ulloa, L. K. Castelano, J. P. Rino, G. E. Marques. Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 182104 (2012).
Education
Ph.D., The Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil 2014
Condensed Matter Physics
M.S., The Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil 2010
Physics
B.A., The Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil 2009
Physics Education
B.S., The Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil 2007
Physics
Contact Information
Gottwald Center for the Sciences
(804) 662-3147
Areas of Expertise
Electronic transport
Nanophotonics
Plasmonics
Design of optical-electro nanostructures
Optical properties of metallic and semiconductor nanostructures
Structure and electronic properties of semiconductor nanowires, quantum dots, hetrojunctions, and superlattices