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Photoabsorption by Volume Plasmons in Metal Nanoclusters

posted by Chris Sullivan E-mail, Michigan State University, 06.10.2014, 20:56
(edited by Chris Sullivan on 06.10.2014, 21:09)

Full title:
Photoabsorption by Volume Plasmons in Metal Nanoclusters

Authors:
Chunlei Xia, Chunrong Yin, Vitaly V. Kresin

Publication source:
Physical Review Letters 102, 156802 (2009)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.156802

Publisher's link to the original article:
http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.156802

Link to the open access resource:
http://arxiv.org/pdf/0904.2948

Owner of the open access resource:
Vitaly Kresin

Nomination text:
In this work the authors describe the first confirmation of macroscopic volume plasmon resonances in metal nanocluster molecules. Whereas in metals photoabsorption is unable to excite these longitudinal plasmons (owing to momentum conservation), this has been theorized to not be the case in nanoclusters, and the experimenters have here shown the first evidence of optically excited volume plasmon collective electronic states, making this article an excellent Highlight in Nanotechnology.

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