Optical Properties of Oxide Films Dispersed with Nanometal Particles

Abstract

Solid materials reveal some special behaviors like quantum effects in semiconductors and surface-enhanced effects in metals by decreasing their diameters. In this review, the enhancement of the optical response due to the electric field of the light is reviewed as the recent active field of plasmonics. The production methods of various metal nanoparticles are summarized for the bared state and for the embedded state within the dielectric medium. The features of the optical properties of these nanoparticles are reviewed, and typical formula to reproduce the absorption spectra due to the surface plasmon resonance is summarized. Several applications of these systems are shortly introduced.

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Optical Properties of Oxide Films Dispersed with Nanometal Particles
Book Title
UV-VIS and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy for Nanomaterials Characterization
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27594-4
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27594-4_8
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  • Challa Kumar Send Email (ID1)
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  • ID1 Center for Advanced Microstructures and, South Stadium Road, Baton Rouge, 70803, Louisiana, USA
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  • Moriaki Wakaki Send Email (00081)
  • Eisuke Yokoyama Send Email (00081)
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  • 00081 Department of Optical and Imaging Science & Technology, School of Engineering, Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, 259-1292, Japan
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