Collective excitations of large metal clusters

  • Studies of the evolution of the optical properties of metal clusters as a function of size have gained considerable attention in the last few years. One theoretical approach starts from large metal clusters, which can be described by classical electrodynamics, provided the dielectric functions of the clusters are known. the resulting resonant features in the absorption spectra are commonly called surface plasmons and are collective excitations of the electron system.The present paper discussesStudies of the evolution of the optical properties of metal clusters as a function of size have gained considerable attention in the last few years. One theoretical approach starts from large metal clusters, which can be described by classical electrodynamics, provided the dielectric functions of the clusters are known. the resulting resonant features in the absorption spectra are commonly called surface plasmons and are collective excitations of the electron system.The present paper discusses the electrodynamic (Mie) theory for large clusters of different metals, also considering the range of validity of this approach towards smaller cluster sizes. More details can be found in an extended review on this topic which is to be published soon [1].show moreshow less

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Author:Michael Vollmer, U. Kreibig
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-55625-7_30
Parent Title (English):In: Nuclear physics concepts in the study of atomic cluster physics : proceedings of the 88th W.-E.-Heraeus-Seminar, held at Bad Honnef, FRG, 26 - 29 November 1991 / R. Schmidt ... (ed.). - Berlin [u.a.] : Springer, 1992. - (Lecture notes in physics ; Vol. 404). - ISBN 3-540-55625-7 ; 0-387-55625-7. - S. 266-276
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Year of Publishing:1992
Date of Publication (online):2014/01/10
Release Date:2014/01/10
First Page:266
Last Page:276
University Bibliography:Hochschulbibliographie
Licence (German):Creative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht kommerziell, Keine Bearbeitung