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Issue 42, 2015
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Optical properties of nanoalloys

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The optical properties of multi-component metal nanostructures (or nanoalloys) are the subject of an intense and rapidly growing experimental and theoretical activity. In this perspective article, we first provide a survey of the most recent developments in the field, concerning both theoretical methods, especially at the first-principles level, and novel results, distinguishing for the convenience of presentation the sub-field of monolayer-protected multi-component metal clusters from the other alloy nanosystems. We then discuss a few general concepts which can be drawn from this survey, and offer a few suggestions on the most promising directions for future research. We hope that making the point in this fast developing field will provide a framework and a perspective useful to trigger future studies and advancements.

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The article was received on 26 Jan 2015, accepted on 27 Mar 2015 and first published on 27 Mar 2015

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C5CP00498E
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 27952-27967

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    Optical properties of nanoalloys

    G. Barcaro, L. Sementa, A. Fortunelli and M. Stener, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 27952
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CP00498E

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