The Relevance of Spatial Variation in the Electromagnetic Vector Potential for Surface Raman Scattering

  • J. K. Sass
  • H. Neff
  • S. Holloway
  • M. Moskovits


The influence of the non-local optical properties of metal surfaces on the Raman scattering cross-section is discussed. The importance of considering the quadrupole term in the induced dipole moment is demonstrated. A new enhancement mechanism, based on the influence of the charge fluctuation in the chemisorption bond on the local phonon field, is proposed.


Surface Enhance Raman Scattering Enhancement Mechanism Charge Fluctuation Induce Dipole Moment Photon Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. Sass
    • 1
  • H. Neff
    • 1
  • S. Holloway
    • 2
  • M. Moskovits
    • 3
  1. 1.Fritz-Haber-InstitutMax-Planck-GesellschaftBerlin 33Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische PhysikFreien UniversitätBerlin 33West Germany
  3. 3.Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories and Erindale CollegeUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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