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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.


ARTICLES: (a) Electrodynamics in Computational Chemistry, Linlin Zhao, Shengli Zou, Encai Hou and G. C. Schatz, Theory and Applications of Computational Chemistry: The First 40 Years, A Volume of Technical and Historical Perspectives, Clifford E. Dykstra, Gernot Frenking, Kwang S. Kim, and Gustavo Scuseria, editors, (2005) pp. 47-66.

(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).

(c) Metal nanoparticle array waveguides: Proposed structures for subwavelength devices, S. Zou and G. C. Schatz, Physical Review B 74, 125111/1-/15 (2006).

(d) G. C. Shatz and R. P. Van Duyne, in J. M. Chalmers and P. R. Griffiths (eds), Hanbook of Vibrational Spectroscopy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, 2002, pp.759-774.

BOOKS: (a) R. Aroca, Surface-Enhanced Vibrational Spectroscopy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, 2006.

(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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