Bennett E. Smith

Bio: B.S. in Chemistry from Utah Valley University in Orem, UT

Lake Washington


  • Phenomena encountered in a NIR optical trap including photosensitization of singlet oxygen and the nonlinear response of solid state materials.
  • High pressure phase transitions of silicon nanowires
  • Anti-Stokes photoluminescence and laser refrigeration of semiconductors


  • Smith, B.E., Zhou, X., Davis, E.J., Pauzauskie, P.J. Photothermal heating of nanoribbons. (2016) (in preparation)
  • Zhou, X., Smith, B.E., Roder, P.B., Pauzauskie, P.J. Laser refrigeration of ytterbium-doped sodium-yttrium-fluoride nanocrystal. (2016) (submitted)
  • Smith, B.E., Zhou, X., Roder, P.B., Abramson, E.H., Pauzauskie, P.J. Recovery of Si-IV nanowires from extreme GPa pressure. (2016) 119(18):185902.
  • Roder, P.B., Smith, B.E., Zhou, X., Crane, M.J., Pauzauskie, P.J. Laser refrigeration of optically-trapped hydrothermal nanocrystals in physiological media. (2015) PNAS 112(49):15024-15029.
  • Smith, B.E., Roder, P.B., Zhou, X., Pauzauskie, P.J. Hot Brownian thermometry and cavity-enhanced harmonic generation with nonlinear optical nanowires. (2015) Chem. Phys. Lett. 639:310-314. (invited feature article)
  • Roder, P.B., Manandhar, S., Smith, B.E., Zhou, X., Shutthanandan, V., Pauzauskie, P.J. Photothermal superheating of water with ion-implanted silicon nanowires. (2015) Adv. Opt. Mater. 3(10):1362-1367.
  • Smith, B.E., et al. Singlet-oxygen generation from individual semiconducting and metallic nanostructures during near-infrared laser trapping. (2015) ACS Photonics 2(4):559-564.
  • Smith, B.E., Roder, P.B., Zhou, X.Z., Pauzauskie, P.J. Nanoscale materials for hyperthermal theranostics. (2015) Nanoscale 7:7115-7126. (invited review article)
  • Manandhar, S., Roder, P.B., Hanson, J.L., Lim, M.B., Smith, B.E., Mann, A., Pauzauskie#, P.J. Rapid sol-gel synthesis of nanodiamond aerogel. (2014) J. Mater. Res. 29:2905-2911. (invited feature article)
  • Roder, P.B., Smith, B.E., Davis, E.J., Pauzauskie, P.J. Photothermal Heating of Nanowires.  (2014) J. Phys. Chem. C, 118:1407-1416.