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Time-resolved photodynamics of triangular-shaped silver nanoplates

Bonacina, L and Callegari, A and Bonati, C and van Mourik, F and Chergui, M (2006) Time-resolved photodynamics of triangular-shaped silver nanoplates. NANO LETTERS, 6 (1). pp. 7-10.

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We measured the ultrafast response of triangular silver nanoparticles upon femtosecond excitation of their plasmon resonance. After a fast electron relaxation, the signature of a bimodal mechanical vibration of the particle is apparent as a spectral modulation. We identify the two lowest frequency, totally symmetric vibrations of the particle as responsible for this modulation, through their influence on the plasmon peak position and width, in full agreement with the results of a variational elastodynamic model that is also presented. From the analysis of the phase we conclude that thermal expansion and electron pressure, respectively, are responsible for the excitation of the two vibrations.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
Physical Science > Photonics
ID Code:3749
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:22 Jan 2009 15:33
Last Modified:22 Jan 2009 15:33

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