The surface plasmon resonance has been theoretically investigated in gold nanowires by means of time-dependent density functional theory. Linear chains of Au atoms and nanowires with the structure of the fcc bulk gold grown along the ⟨110⟩ and ⟨111⟩ directions have been considered. The effects of changing the length and the section on the plasmon have been studied. Strong photoabsorption is found when the length is above 2 nm: in that case the absorption profile is characterized by a sharp peak, and its analysis reveals that many configurations contribute to the transition, confirming its collective nature as an s ← s intraband transition. As expected, the effect of increasing the length is reflected in a red shift of the plasmon.

Gold Nanowires: A Time-Dependent Density Functional Assessment of Plasmonic Behavior

STENER, MAURO
2013

Abstract

The surface plasmon resonance has been theoretically investigated in gold nanowires by means of time-dependent density functional theory. Linear chains of Au atoms and nanowires with the structure of the fcc bulk gold grown along the ⟨110⟩ and ⟨111⟩ directions have been considered. The effects of changing the length and the section on the plasmon have been studied. Strong photoabsorption is found when the length is above 2 nm: in that case the absorption profile is characterized by a sharp peak, and its analysis reveals that many configurations contribute to the transition, confirming its collective nature as an s ← s intraband transition. As expected, the effect of increasing the length is reflected in a red shift of the plasmon.
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