Self-consistent determination of plasmonic resonances in ternary nanocomposites

Hernando Garcia, Justin Trice, Ramki Kalyanaraman, Radhakrishna Sureshkumar

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We have developed a self-consistent technique to predict the behavior of plasmon resonances in multicomponent systems as a function of wavelength. This approach, based on the tight lower bounds of the Bergman-Milton formulation, is able to predict optical data, including the positions, shifts, and shapes of plasmonic peaks in ternary nanocomposites without using any fitting parameters. We obtained excellent predictions of the experimental data for mixtures of Ag:Cu: SiO2 and alloys of Au-Cu: SiO2 and Ag-Au: H2 O. The essential physics of plasmonic behavior is captured by this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number045439
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 31 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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