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Plasmonic properties of metallic nanostructures
Based on the plasmon hybridization theory, this thesis provides physical understanding of the plasmonic nature of metallic nanostructures. Metallic films and nanoshell particles exhibit bonding and antibonding plasmon ...
Plasmonic properties of metallic nanostructures with reduced symmetry
In this thesis, we theoretically study the plasmonic properties of metallic nanostructures with reduced symmetry using the Plasmon Hybridization (PH) and the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) methods. Both methods provide ...
Electron phase coherence in mesoscopic normal metal wires
Corrections to the classically predicted electrical conductivity in normal metals arise due to the quantum mechanical properties of the conduction electrons. These corrections provide multiple experimental tests of the ...
Impurity effects in interacting quantum many-body systems
Impurities have a wide range of effects in interacting quantum many-body systems. They can interplay with interactions and lead to new electronic states of matter. They can also serve as a probe of an "intrinsic" many-body ...
Investigation of electrically driven transition in magnetite nanostructures
Magnetite, Fe3O4, is a strongly electronically correlated system and thus exhibits remarkable electrical and magnetic properties, including the Verwey transition at TV 122 K, which has attracted much attention since its ...
Electron dynamics in single-walled carbon nanotubes
This thesis looks at three aspects of electron dynamics in single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs): electron spin resonance (ESR), conductivity, and the dynamic Franz-Keldysh effect (DFKE). The temperature dependence of ESR ...