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

K. M. Leung

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    Abstract

    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 - May 1984

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry

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