Selected Studied Cases

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Abstract

After discussing the theoretical and experimental methodology in order to investigate optical nonlinearities of liganded metal quantum clusters, we wish to present the various concepts useful for applications and illustrate them with some examples. The incentive is to demonstrate, by selected studied cases, how liganded gold and silver quantum clusters can serve to evaluate their nonlinear optical properties as a function of their size and composition.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Lumière Matière, UMR5306 - UCBL - CNRSVilleurbanneFrance
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Center of excellence for Science and Technology-Integration of Mediterranean region (STIM) at Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Sciences and Technology (ICAST)University of SplitSplitRepublic of Croatia

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