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Issue 9, 2008
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Modelling the optical response of gold nanoparticles

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Abstract

This tutorial review presents an overview of theoretical methods for predicting and understanding the optical response of gold nanoparticles. A critical comparison is provided, assisting the reader in making a rational choice for each particular problem, while analytical models provide insights into the effects of retardation in large particles and non-locality in small particles. Far- and near-field spectra are discussed, and the relevance of the latter in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and electron energy-loss spectroscopy is emphasized.

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Submitted
27 Jun 2008
First published
23 Jul 2008

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008,37, 1792-1805
Article type
Tutorial Review

Modelling the optical response of gold nanoparticles

V. Myroshnychenko, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, I. Pastoriza-Santos, A. M. Funston, C. Novo, P. Mulvaney, L. M. Liz-Marzán and F. J. García de Abajo, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008, 37, 1792
DOI: 10.1039/B711486A

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