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Electrodynamic response of carbon nanostructures in electron-energy-loss spectroscopy
Author(s): Philippe Lambin; Luc Henrard; Dario Taverna; Mathieu Kociak; Odile Stephan; Christian Colliex
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Paper Abstract

A short review of electron-energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) experiments of carbon nanotubes and onions is presented. The dielectric response function of these nanostructures is derived from electrodynamics. Loss spectra computed with the dielectric theory are compared with spatially-resolved experimental spectra. The main features of the loss spectra obtained with non-penetrating electrons can be attributed to surface plasmon excitations (π plasmon at 6 eV and π + σ plasmon at 15 and 17-18 eV).

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5219, Nanotubes and Nanowires, (27 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.503725
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe Lambin, Univ. de Namur (Belgium)
Luc Henrard, Univ. de Namur (Belgium)
Dario Taverna, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Mathieu Kociak, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Odile Stephan, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Christian Colliex, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5219:
Nanotubes and Nanowires
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Sergey Maksimenko, Editor(s)

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