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Optical Properties of Metallic Nanoparticles

Basic Principles and Simulation

  • A clear and detailed introduction to plasmonics as applied to metallic nanoparticles

  • Emphasizes computational approaches, while also demonstrating the important interplay between theory and experiment

  • Extensive references give the reader the basis for further exploration of the field


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 232)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction and Basic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andreas Trügler
      Pages 3-9
    3. Andreas Trügler
      Pages 11-57
    4. Andreas Trügler
      Pages 59-98
  3. Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
  4. Implementations and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Andreas Trügler
      Pages 131-147
    3. Andreas Trügler
      Pages 149-156
    4. Andreas Trügler
      Pages 163-169
    5. Andreas Trügler
      Pages 171-184
    6. Andreas Trügler
      Pages 185-186
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 187-217

About this book


This book introduces the fascinating world of plasmonics and physics at the nanoscale, with a focus on simulations and the theoretical aspects of optics and nanotechnology. A research field with numerous applications, plasmonics bridges the gap between the micrometer length scale of light and the secrets of the nanoworld. This is achieved by binding light to charge density oscillations of metallic nanostructures, so-called surface plasmons, which allow electromagnetic radiation to be focussed down to spots as small as a few nanometers. The book is a snapshot of recent and ongoing research and at the same time outlines our present understanding of the optical properties of metallic nanoparticles, ranging from the tunability of plasmonic resonances to the ultrafast dynamics of light-matter interaction. Beginning with a gentle introduction that highlights the basics of plasmonic interactions and plasmon imaging, the author then presents a suitable theoretical framework for the description of metallic nanostructures. This model based on this framework is first solved analytically for simple systems, and subsequently through numerical simulations for more general cases where, for example, surface roughness, nonlinear and nonlocal effects or metamaterials are investigated.


Boundary Element Method Electrodynamics at the Nanoscale MNPBEM Toolbox Nonlocal Plasmonics Particle Plasmons Plasmon Imaging Plasmonics and Nanooptics Simulation and Optical Properties of Metallic Nanoparticles Surface Plasmons Theoretical Description of Metallic Nanoparticles

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.GrazAustria

About the authors

Mag. Dr. Andreas Trügler
Institut für Physik, Fachbereich Theoretische Physik
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

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