Size-Dependent Optical Properties of Metallic Nanostructures


Metallic nanostructures are a key component of current and future nanotechnology devices since their individual properties convey the appropriate characteristics for applications in several fields of science and technology. At the nanoscale size, optical properties of metal structures depend not only on the type of material but also on the dimensions and geometry of the structure, suggesting the possibility of tuning optical resonances through appropriate engineering. In this chapter, we will describe methods for calculation of size-dependent optical properties of metal nanostructures and show the successful use of extinction spectroscopy technique to determine the size of nanoparticles (Nps).

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Size-Dependent Optical Properties of Metallic Nanostructures
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UV-VIS and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy for Nanomaterials Characterization
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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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  • Lucía B. Scaffardi Send Email (00051) (00052)
  • Daniel C. Schinca (00051) (00052)
  • Marcelo Lester (00053) (00054)
  • Fabián A. Videla (00051) (00052)
  • Jesica M. J. Santillán (00051) (00052)
  • Ricardo M. Abraham Ekeroth (00053) (00054)
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  • 00051 Centro de Investigaciones Ópticas (CIOp), CONICET La Plata-CIC, Cno. Centenario y 506, 1900, La Plata, Argentina
  • 00052 Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1 y 47, 1900, La Plata, Argentina
  • 00053 Grupo de Óptica de Sólidos-Elfo, Centro de Investigaciones en Física e Ingeniería del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires – Instituto de Física Arroyo Seco, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Pinto 399, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 00054 Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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