Spectrally selective heating of nanosized particles by surface plasmon resonance

E. A. Hawes, J. T. Hastings, C. Crofcheck, M. P. Mengüç

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We present a series of computer simulations of 10 nm particles optically excited at their surface plasmon resonance. These simulations are focused on gold and silver nanocylinders, resting on either on a thin metallic film or on a glass surface. The results indicate that excitation is highly dependent on both the material and the proximity of other particles. These findings suggest that manipulation and assembly of nanoparticles is feasible. This study also underlines the importance of computational radiation transfer research for the successful implementation of novel nanomachining processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-207
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy


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