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Optical Properties of Nanoparticle Systems: Mie and Beyond

Optical Properties of Nanoparticle Systems: Mie and Beyond

Michael Quinten

ISBN: 978-3-527-63313-5

Jan 2011

502 pages


Filling the gap for a description of the optical properties of small particles with sizes less than 1000 nm and to provide a comprehensive overview on the spectral behavior of nanoparticulate matter, this is the most up-to-date reference on the optical physics of nanoparticle systems. The author, an expert in the field with both academic and industrial experience, concentrates on the linear optical properties, elastic light scattering and absorption of single nanoparticles and on reflectance and transmittance of nanoparticle matter.
1. Introduction
2. Nanoparticle Systems and Experimental Optical Observables
3. Interaction of Light with Matter: The Optical Material Function
4. Fundamentals of Light Scattering by an Obstacle
5. Mie's Theory for Single Spherical Particles
6. Application of Mie's Theory
7. Extensions of Mie's Theory
8. Limitations of Mie's Theory: Size and Quantum Size Effects in Very Small Nanoparticles
9. Beyond Mie's Theory I: Nonspherical Particles
10. Beyond Mie's Theory II: The Generalized Mie Theory
11. The Generalized Mie Theory applied to Different Systems
12. Densely Packed Systems
13. Nearfield and SERS
14. Effective Medium Theories