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Title: Quantum Corrections in Nanoplasmonics: Shape, Scale, and Material

Abstract

The classical treatment of plasmonics is insufficient at the nanometer-scale due to quantum mechanical surface phenomena. Here, an extension of the classical paradigm is reported which rigorously remedies this deficiency through the incorporation of first-principles surface response functions—the Feibelman d parameters—in general geometries. Several analytical results for the leading-order plasmonic quantum corrections are obtained in a first-principles setting; particularly, a clear separation of the roles of shape, scale, and material is established. The utility of the formalism is illustrated by the derivation of a modified sum rule for complementary structures, a rigorous reformulation of Kreibig’s phenomenological damping prescription, and an account of the small-scale resonance shifting of simple and noble metal nanostructures.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [3]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Physics
  2. Univ. Bordeaux, Talence (France); Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Talence (France)
  3. Technical Univ. of Denmark, Lyngby (Denmark). Center for Nanostructured Graphene, and Dept. of Micro- and Nanotechnology
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC); Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1470504
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1351126
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001299; FG02-09ER46577
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 15; Related Information: S3TEC partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (lead); Boston College; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Christensen, Thomas, Yan, Wei, Jauho, Antti-Pekka, Soljačić, Marin, and Mortensen, N. Asger. Quantum Corrections in Nanoplasmonics: Shape, Scale, and Material. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.157402.
Christensen, Thomas, Yan, Wei, Jauho, Antti-Pekka, Soljačić, Marin, & Mortensen, N. Asger. Quantum Corrections in Nanoplasmonics: Shape, Scale, and Material. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.157402.
Christensen, Thomas, Yan, Wei, Jauho, Antti-Pekka, Soljačić, Marin, and Mortensen, N. Asger. Tue . "Quantum Corrections in Nanoplasmonics: Shape, Scale, and Material". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.157402. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1470504.
@article{osti_1470504,
title = {Quantum Corrections in Nanoplasmonics: Shape, Scale, and Material},
author = {Christensen, Thomas and Yan, Wei and Jauho, Antti-Pekka and Soljačić, Marin and Mortensen, N. Asger},
abstractNote = {The classical treatment of plasmonics is insufficient at the nanometer-scale due to quantum mechanical surface phenomena. Here, an extension of the classical paradigm is reported which rigorously remedies this deficiency through the incorporation of first-principles surface response functions—the Feibelman d parameters—in general geometries. Several analytical results for the leading-order plasmonic quantum corrections are obtained in a first-principles setting; particularly, a clear separation of the roles of shape, scale, and material is established. The utility of the formalism is illustrated by the derivation of a modified sum rule for complementary structures, a rigorous reformulation of Kreibig’s phenomenological damping prescription, and an account of the small-scale resonance shifting of simple and noble metal nanostructures.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.157402},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 15,
volume = 118,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {4}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Surface features in quantum plasmonics. (a) Schematic of equilibrium and induced densities, n(r) and ρ(r), (distinct scales) plotted along a coordinate line, r$_n̂$, normal to an -oriented surface ∂Ω which delimits the ionic boundary of a metallic domain Ω, see inset. Both n(r) and ρ(r) may extend beyondmore »Ω; d is the centroid of ρ(r). (b) The leading-order differences between classical [local response, ε$_{m,d}$; induced surface density σ(∂Ω)] and quantum accounts [nonlocal response, ε(r, r)'; induced density ρ($\mathbb{R}^3$)] of the plasmonic response of a surface may be bridged by introducing nonclassical contributions due to surface dipole and current densities, π(r) and K(r), proportional to the Feibelman parameters d and d, respectively, which originate from a dipole expansion of ρ(r).« less

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