Nanosphere Optics Lab Field Simulator

By Baudilio Tejerina1, Tyler Takeshita1, Logan Ausman1, George C. Schatz1

1. Northwestern University

Study of the Electric field induced by Light-Nanoparticle interaction.

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Version 1.5 - published on 05 Mar 2014

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This tools allows the study of the interaction of light and matter (nanoparticles). It simulates the electric field induced by electromagnetic radiation on spherical nanoparticles as well as the absorption spectrum.


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(b) Combining micron size glass spheres with silver nanoparticles to produce extraordinary field enhancements for surface enhanced Raman scattering applications, S. Zou and G. C. Schatz, Israel J. Chem. 46, 293-97 (2006).

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(b) C. F. Bohren and Huffman, Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1983.

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  • Baudilio Tejerina, Tyler Takeshita, Logan Ausman, George C. Schatz (2014), "Nanosphere Optics Lab Field Simulator," (DOI: 10.4231/D3FF3M064).

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