Date of Award

8-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Legacy Department

Chemistry

Advisor

Chumanov, George K

Committee Member

Christensen, Kenneth

Committee Member

Dominy, Brian

Committee Member

Anker, Jeffery

Abstract

The interaction between light and silver nanoparticles via the excitation of plasmon resonances which are the collective oscillation of the free electron density represents the most efficient interaction between light and matter. This alone makes plasmonic silver nanoparticles of great interest for both fundamental studies as well as practical applications. In this thesis, silver nanoparticles of various shapes and sizes and organized clusters were synthesized and investigated for their optical properties.

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Chemistry Commons

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