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Quantum Plasmons Demonstrated in Atomic-scale Nanoparticles
March 21, 2012
Addressing a half-century-old question, engineers at Stanford University have conclusively determined how collective electron oscillations, called plasmons, behave in individual metal particles as small as just a few nanometers in diameter. This knowledge may open up new avenues in nanotechnology ranging from solar catalysis to biomedical therapeutics.
Stanford School of Engineering
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