Nanosphere Optics Lab Field Simulator

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

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Published on 22 Jan 2008, unpublished on 23 Jan 2008
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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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