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dc.contributor.advisor Halas, Naomi J.
dc.creatorGrady, Nathaniel K.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:25:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:25:55Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/17787
dc.description.abstract The optical properties of plasmon resonant metallic nanoparticles are of great interest because of their ability both to control optical fields on the nanometer scale and to function as sensitive indicators of their local environment. I investigate the relationship between the dielectric function of a metal and the optical properties of the constituent metallic nanoparticle. Using a Drude shell - silica core nanoshell geometry, I examine how systematic changes in the parameters of the Drude dielectric function affect the near and far field properties of the nanoparticle. The nanoshell geometry allows separation of intrinsic properties and extrinsic phase retardation, or finite size, effects.
dc.format.extent 20 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPhysics
Electromagnetics
dc.title Influence of dielectric function properties on the optical response of plasmon resonant metallic nanoparticles
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Grady, Nathaniel K.. "Influence of dielectric function properties on the optical response of plasmon resonant metallic nanoparticles." (2005) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17787.


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