Conference proceedings article
Ultrafast dephasing time of localized surface plasmon polariton resonance and the involved damping mechanisms in colloidal gold nanoparticles



Publication Details
Authors:
Hubenthal, F.
Publication year:
2007
Journal:
Progress in Surface Science
Pages range:
378-387
Volume number:
82
Start page:
378
End page:
387
ISSN:
0079-6816

Abstract
In this contribution, for the first time precise in situ measurements of the ultrafast dephasing time T-2 of localized surface plasmon polariton resonances in colloidal gold nanoparticles with the objective to identify the involved damping mechanisms are presented. T-2 is an essential parameter that does not only allow one to determine the field enhancement factor that is of great importance for many applications of nanoparticles, but also reflects the role of different dephasing mechanisms. The most essential result is the observation of a chemical interface damping which causes a dramatic shortening of the dephasing time. While T-2 infinity = 9.4 fs can be obtained from the bulk dielectric function, the value shrinks to 3.7 fs if the nanoparticles are in aqueous solution. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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