Photophysics of Nanostructured Metal and Metal-Contained Composite Films

  • Nathalie Destouches
  • Frank Hubenthal
  • Tigran Vartanyan
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 195)


In this chapter we give a brief introduction in the preparation and the optical properties of noble metal nanoparticles. We explain that their unique optical behavior is due to resonant absorption and scattering of light by the nanoparticles, i.e. by surface plasmon resonance’s. We show the influence of various parameters on the optical properties and demonstrate how the optical properties of noble metal nanoparticles can be tailored for certain applications. Finally, we highlight four intriguing applications, based on the expertise of the authors.


Silver Nanoparticles Surface Enhance Raman Spectroscopy Plasmon Resonance Metal Nanoparticles Interband Transition 
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N.D. acknowledges the French National Research Agency (ANR) for financial support in the framework of project \(\mathrm{{n}}^{\circ }\)ANR-12-NANO-0006.

F.H. acknowledges the financial support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the DAAD, and the European commission.

T.V. acknowledges the RFBR for financial support in the framework of research projects No. 11-02-01020-a and 12-02-00853-a and the European commission for support in the framework of grant PIRSES-GA-2013-612600—LIMACONA. His work was also partially financially supported by Government of Russian Federation, Grant 074-U01.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathalie Destouches
    • 1
  • Frank Hubenthal
    • 2
  • Tigran Vartanyan
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory Hubert CurienUniversity of Lyon-University Jean Monnet, UMR 5516 CNRSSaint-EtienneFrance
  2. 2.Institut für Physik and Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and TechnologyCINSaT Universität KasselKasselGermany
  3. 3.Center of Information Optical TechnologiesSt. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and OpticsSt. PetersburgRussia

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