Nanosphere Optics Lab: Optical properties of nanospheres suspended in water, air, or other solutions
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What is Nanosphere Optics Lab?
This tool calculates the absorption, scattering, and extinction spectra of spherical nanoparticles using Mie theory. Results are given in terms of efficiency factors relative to expected result from geometric optics.
The choice of material (e.g. Gold) determines the wavelength dependent dielectic properties of the spheres. The particle size and refractive index of the material in which the spheres are embedded can be varied.
The numerical solution of the scattering problem is achieved using the code of Bohren and Huffman as found in
- F. Bohren, D. R. Huffman. "Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles" John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1983.
How do I use this site?
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