The role of interfacial charge transfer-type interactions in the decay of plasmon excitations in metal nanoparticles

Kenneth O. Aruda, Mario Tagliazucchi, Christina M. Sweeney, Daniel C. Hannah, Emily A. Weiss

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This perspective describes the influence of interfacial charge transfer-type interactions on the optical spectra and hot electron cooling processes in plasmonic nanoparticles (NPs), and ongoing work to optimize these interactions for charge extraction from the plasmon or hot electron state. The manuscript focuses on interfaces of metal NPs with organic molecules and with semiconductors. Charge extraction from multi-electron excited states has applications in photodetection, sensing, and conversion of solar energy to electricity and fuels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7441-7449
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - May 28 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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