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Plasmons and Mechanical Motions at the Nano-Scale Investigated with Frequency-Domain Experiments and Simulations

Project description

Structural order in plasmonic super crystals

Plasmons are coherent delocalised electron oscillations that arise when light interacts with metallic nanoparticles. Metallic nanostructures and their ability to confine light at the nanoscale are extensively studied for their use in, for example, energy conversion devices. In particular, plasmonic super crystals (PSCs) – translationally symmetric arrays of metallic nanoparticles – can be used in augmented light-harvesting technologies such as plasmonic solar cells and photocatalysts. Yet, plasmons are fragile, short-living excitations that are highly sensitive to the exact arrangement of matter at the nanoscale. PSCs are prone to multifarious nanomechanical motions that affect their structural stability. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the aim of the PLASMMONS project is to further elucidate how nanomechanical motions affect the properties of PSCs.

Call for proposal

H2020-WF-02-2019
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Coordinator

UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Address
Ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61712 Poznan
Poland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 149 625,60