Coupling classical electrodynamics with quantum mechanics for metal particle optical properties

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Abstract

This talk will describe recent theory work in my group aimed at understanding plasmon excitation in silver and gold particles, and how this collective electron excitation influences single-electron excitation processes in molecules near the particles including absorption and surface enhanced Raman scattering. Two approaches will be considered: (1) a top-down theory in which nonlocal dielectric functions are included into classical electrodynamics, thereby incorporating quantum effects into the metal particle response, and (2) a bottom-up theory in which real-time time-dependent density functional theory for the molecule is combined with classical electrodynamics for the metal particle. Applications of these theories to plasmonic solar cells and to SERS for nanoparticle junctions will be described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2011Mar 31 2011

Other

Other241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period3/27/113/31/11

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Quantum theory
Electrodynamics
Optical properties
Metals
Molecules
Electrons
Silver
Gold
Density functional theory
Raman scattering
Solar cells
Nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Coupling classical electrodynamics with quantum mechanics for metal particle optical properties. / Schatz, George C.

ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2011.

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Schatz, GC 2011, Coupling classical electrodynamics with quantum mechanics for metal particle optical properties. in ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, United States, 3/27/11.
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