Quantum size effects in the elastic scattering of light from small metal particles

Kok-Ming Leung

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    A quantum mechanical calculation of the differential elastic scattering cross-section of light from a metal microparticle is presented. The scattering intensity is found to exhibit oscillations as a function of the frequency due to the discreteness of the electron energy levels. The magnitudes of the oscillations have a sensitive dependence on the size of the electron mean free path relative to the diameter of the particle.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)449-452
    Number of pages4
    JournalSolid State Communications
    Volume50
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1984

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    Elastic scattering
    metal particles
    Electron energy levels
    elastic scattering
    Metals
    Scattering
    oscillations
    Electrons
    microparticles
    scattering cross sections
    mean free path
    energy levels
    electron energy
    scattering
    metals
    electrons

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    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Quantum size effects in the elastic scattering of light from small metal particles. / Leung, Kok-Ming.

    In: Solid State Communications, Vol. 50, No. 5, 1984, p. 449-452.

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