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Hydrodynamic model for plasmonics: a macroscopic approach to a microscopic problem.

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Ciracì, C; Pendry, JB; Smith, DR
Published in: Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry
April 2013

In this concept, we present the basic assumptions and techniques underlying the hydrodynamic model of electron response in metals and demonstrate that the model can be easily incorporated into computational models. We discuss the role of the additional boundary conditions that arise due to nonlocal terms in the modified equation of motion and the ultimate impact on nanoplasmonic systems. The hydrodynamic model captures much of the microscopic dynamics relating to the fundamental quantum mechanical nature of the electrons and reveals intrinsic limitations to the confinement and enhancement of light around nanoscale features. The presence of such limits is investigated numerically for different configurations of plasmonic nanostructures.

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Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry

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EISSN

1439-7641

ISSN

1439-4235

Publication Date

April 2013

Volume

14

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1109 / 1116

Related Subject Headings

  • Chemical Physics
  • 3406 Physical chemistry
  • 3403 Macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • 0307 Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • 0306 Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
  • 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
 

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Ciracì, C., Pendry, J. B., & Smith, D. R. (2013). Hydrodynamic model for plasmonics: a macroscopic approach to a microscopic problem. Chemphyschem : A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry, 14(6), 1109–1116. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201200992
Ciracì, Cristian, John B. Pendry, and David R. Smith. “Hydrodynamic model for plasmonics: a macroscopic approach to a microscopic problem.Chemphyschem : A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry 14, no. 6 (April 2013): 1109–16. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201200992.
Ciracì C, Pendry JB, Smith DR. Hydrodynamic model for plasmonics: a macroscopic approach to a microscopic problem. Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry. 2013 Apr;14(6):1109–16.
Ciracì, Cristian, et al. “Hydrodynamic model for plasmonics: a macroscopic approach to a microscopic problem.Chemphyschem : A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry, vol. 14, no. 6, Apr. 2013, pp. 1109–16. Epmc, doi:10.1002/cphc.201200992.
Ciracì C, Pendry JB, Smith DR. Hydrodynamic model for plasmonics: a macroscopic approach to a microscopic problem. Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry. 2013 Apr;14(6):1109–1116.
Journal cover image

Published In

Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry

DOI

EISSN

1439-7641

ISSN

1439-4235

Publication Date

April 2013

Volume

14

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1109 / 1116

Related Subject Headings

  • Chemical Physics
  • 3406 Physical chemistry
  • 3403 Macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • 0307 Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
  • 0306 Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
  • 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics