Analytical calculation of plasmonic resonances in metal nanoparticles: A simple guide

Marco Locarno*, Daan Brinks

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Localized surface plasmons (LSPs) in metal particles are used in medical, chemical, physical, and biological sensing applications. In this paper, we revisit the classical description of LSPs. We use the Drude model and the Quasi-Static approximation to describe the plasmon resonances in terms of the material and the size of the particles embedded in a dielectric host. We then incorporate the Clausius-Mossotti relation to include shape effects in the classical description. Finally, we incorporate surface damping and retardation effects to arrive at a unified, classical description providing an intuitive and realistic model of plasmonic resonances in metal particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-546
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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