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Plasmons in Nanostructured Graphene

Tobias Wenger (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap)
Göteborg : Chalmers University of Technology, 2015.

Plasmons, collective electron density oscillations, provide physicists with intriguing challenges and possibilities. The inherent many-body properties of the plasmons together with their ability to localize light into small volumes make the plasmons interesting from both a purely theoretical viewpoint and an applications point of view. Graphene, with its rather special electronic properties, provides the field of plasmonics with a new material that exhibits large localization of the electric field together with low losses.

In this thesis we cover the basic theory underlying modern theoretical plasmonics research. We do so in the context of linear response functions and the Random Phase Approximation that are standard tools in the field. We apply the theory to plasmons in different contexts, trying to highlight differences and similarities between graphene plasmons, plasmons in 2DEG's and conventional interface plasmons.

We present light scattering results from a nanostructured graphene surface, tailored specifically to allow plasmon excitation. We investigate the reflection, transmission and absorption of such surfaces and also analyze the plasmon resonances that arise.

Nyckelord: Plasmons, plasmonics, graphene, surface plasmon-polaritons, linear response theory, random phase approximation, surface electrodynamics

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Denna post skapades 2015-06-01. Senast ändrad 2017-11-29.
CPL Pubid: 217827


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Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap


Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik
Mesoskopisk fysik

Chalmers infrastruktur


Datum: 2015-06-16
Tid: 14:00
Lokal: hbar (C511), Kemivägen 9, Chalmers
Opponent: Mats Granath

Ingår i serie

Technical report MC2 - Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology issn 1652