© 1995

Optical Properties of Metal Clusters


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Uwe Kreibig, Michael Vollmer
    Pages 1-12
  3. Uwe Kreibig, Michael Vollmer
    Pages 13-201
  4. Uwe Kreibig, Michael Vollmer
    Pages 203-274
  5. Uwe Kreibig, Michael Vollmer
    Pages 275-436
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-535

About this book


Optical Properties of Metal Clusters deals with the electronic structure of metal clusters determined optically. Clusters - as state intermediate between molecules and the extended solid - are important in many areas, e.g. in air pollution, interstellar matter, clay minerals, photography, heterogeneous catalysis, quantum dots, and virus crystals. This book extends the approaches of optical molecular and solid-state methods to clusters, revealing how their optical properties evolve as a function of size. Cluster matter, i.e. extended systems of many clusters - the most frequently occuring form - is also treated. The combination of reviews of experimental techniques, lists of results and detailed descriptions of selected experiments will appeal to experts, newcomers and graduate students in this expanding field.


Mie theory catalysis cluster matter collective optical excitations metal metal clusters optical properties spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.I. Physikalisches InstitutRWTH AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.Technische PhysikFH BrandenburgBrandenburgGermany

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