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Quantum hydrodynamics for nanoplasmonics
Author(s): Giovanni Manfredi; Paul-Antoine Hervieux; Fatema Tanjia
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Paper Abstract

Quantum effects play a significant role in nanometric plasmonic devices, such as small metal clusters and metallic nanoshells. For structures containing a large number of electrons, ab-initio methods such as the time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) are often impractical because of severe computational constraints. Quantum hydrodynamics (QHD) offers a valuable alternative by representing the electron population as a continuous fluid medium evolving under the action of the self-consistent and external fields. Although relatively simple, QHD can incorporate quantum and nonlinear effects, nonlocal effects such as the electron spillout, as well as exchange and correlations. Here, we show an application of the QHD methods to the plasmonic breathing oscillations in metallic nanoshells. We illustrate the main advantages of this approach by comparing systematically the QHD results with those obtained with a TD-DFT code.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10722, Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XVI, 107220B (19 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2320737
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Giovanni Manfredi, Univ. de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Institut de physique et chimie des matériaux de Strasbourg (France)
Paul-Antoine Hervieux, Univ. de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Institut de physique et chimie des matériaux de Strasbourg (France)
Fatema Tanjia, Univ. de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Institut de physique et chimie des matériaux de Strasbourg (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10722:
Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XVI
Din Ping Tsai; Takuo Tanaka, Editor(s)

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