The Nanoscale Optical Properties of Complex Nanostructures

  • Jordan A.┬áHachtel

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 109-129

About this book


This book presents studies of complex nanostructures with unique optical responses from both theoretical and experimental perspectives. The theory approaches the optical response of a complex structure from both quantum-mechanical and semiclassical frameworks, and is used to understand experimental results at a fundamental level as well as to form a quantitative model to allow the design of custom nanostructures. The experiments utilize scanning transmission electron microscopy and its associated analytical spectroscopies to observe nanoscale optical effects, such as surface plasmon resonances, with nanometer-scale spatial resolution. Furthermore, there is a focus in the dissertation on the combination of distinct techniques to study the difficult-to-access aspects of the nanoscale response of complex nanostructures: the combination of complementary spectroscopies, the combination of electron microscopy and photonics, and the combination of experiment and theory. Overall, the work demonstrates the importance of observing nanoscale optical phenomena in complex structures, and observing them directly at the nanoscale.


scanning TEM of nanostructures atomistic interface effects ge-based FET devices magnetic nanocomposites plasmonic nanocomposites archimedean spirals

Authors and affiliations

  • Jordan A.┬áHachtel
    • 1
  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70258-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70259-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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