We report an investigation on the optical properties of three-dimensional nanoclusters (NCs) made by spherical constellations of metallic nanospheres arranged around a central dielectric sphere, which can be realized and assembled by current state-of-the-art nanochemistry techniques. This type of NCs supports collective plasmon modes among which the most relevant are those associated with the induced electric and magnetic resonances. Combining a single dipole approximation for each nanoparticle and the multipole spherical-wave expansion of the scattered field, we achieve an effective characterization of the optical response of individual NCs in terms of their scattering, absorption, and extinction efficiencies. By this approximate model we analyze a few sample NCs identifying the electric and magnetic resonance frequencies and their dependence on the size and number of the constituent nanoparticles. Furthermore, we discuss the effective electric and magnetic polarizabilities of the NCs, and their isotropic properties. A homogenization method based on an extension of the Maxwell Garnett model to account for interaction effects due to higher order multipoles in dense packed arrays is applied to a distribution of NCs showing the possibility of obtaining metamaterials with very large, small, and negative values of permittivity and permeability, and even negative index.
A., V., Albani, M., & AND F., C. (2011). Collective electric and magnetic plasmonic resonances in spherical nanoclusters. OPTICS EXPRESS, 3, 2754-2772.
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|Titolo:||Collective electric and magnetic plasmonic resonances in spherical nanoclusters|
|Citazione:||A., V., Albani, M., & AND F., C. (2011). Collective electric and magnetic plasmonic resonances in spherical nanoclusters. OPTICS EXPRESS, 3, 2754-2772.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|