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Plasmon drag effect pinning and molecule adsorption (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Maxim Durach

Paper Abstract

This talk will describe the recent progress in plasmon drag effect studies. Recently, we have predicted that illumination of metals by light induces a new force on electrons – which we called the spin force. This force should result in pinning of the net plasmon-induced electromotive force to an atomically thin layer at the metal interface [Durach, Noginova, Phys. Rev. B 96, 195411 (2017)]. Consequently, the plasmonic group at NIST conducted experiments that show that plasmon drag effect (light-induced current) is different in ambient air and in 10-3 Pa vacuum and depends on the molecules adsorbed at the metal interface [Strait et al, arXiv:1812.01673 (2018)], confirming our prediction about the plasmon drag pinning to the atomic layer at the metal interface. Thus our prediction of plasmon drag pinning paves way for a multitude of applications in physics, chemistry and surface science.

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Date Published: 10 March 2020
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Proc. SPIE 11278, Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XXIV, 1127812 (10 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2545355
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Maxim Durach, Georgia Southern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11278:
Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XXIV
Markus Betz; Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, Editor(s)

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