Surface plasmon broadening for arbitrary shape nanoparticles: A geometrical probability approach

Eduardo A. Coronado, George C. Schatz

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A geometrical probability measure was proposed to calculate the effective conduction electron mean free path. It was found that the palsmon widths determined from the mean free path were consistent with exact quantum mechanical widths. The mean free path formula was used to evaluate size and shape dependent dielectric functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3926-3934
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2003


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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