The Influence of Particle-Particle Interactions, Shape, and Size on the Optical Properties of Silver Nanoparticles,Public Deposited
Chemists and physicists have been interested in the optical properties of metal nanoparticles since the time of Michael Faraday.1 New approximation techniques for different sizes and geometries have created renewed interest in and investigation of these particles. Many different arrays of particle extinctions of various shapes and sizes have been measured and calculated. This study focused on the optical properties of one, two, and three spheres and spheroids. The optical properties produced by most of the particles during the course of this research were exactly as is the case of three-particle interactions — the particles were not large enough or great enough in number to produce the desired effect.