Nanoplasmonics is one of the most important growth areas of this century. It is part of nano-optics and nanophotonics and deals with oscillations of electrons in metallic nanoparticles and nanostructures. Also, it is a multidisciplinary subject covering atomic, molecular, and solid-state physics, as well as much of chemistry. Nanoplasmonics makes it possible to combine the nanoscale properties of smart devices with their optical frequencies of operation.
Nanoplasmonics presents, for the first time, both the physical principles and mathematical descriptions of main nanoplasmonic effects that now are scattered over thousands of research articles. Importantly, it contains many methods, accompanied by diagrams, for fast estimations and calculations of main properties of nanoparticles of very different shapes and their clusters. It also presents the most important applications of nanoplasmonics, including in medicine, nanolasers, electronics, perfect lenses, and invisibility cloaks.
Table of Contents
The World of Nanoparticles
Introduction to Electrodynamics of Metals
The Theory of Plasmon Oscillations in Nanoparticles
Plasmonic Properties of Spherical Particles
Plasmonic Properties of Nanospheroids
Plasmonic Properties of a Three-Axial Nano-Ellipsoid
Localized Plasmons in Polyhedral Nanoparticles
Localized Plasmons in Nanoparticles Clusters
Optical Properties of the Nanoparticles Made of "Unusual" Materials (Metamaterials)
Optical Properties of Nanoholes in Metal Films
Applications of Nanoplasmonics
Appendix 1. Elements of the Theory of Atoms and Molecules Spontaneous Emission and Fluorescence in the Presence of Nanobodies
Appendix 2. Popular Numerical Methods in Nano-Optics and Nanoplasmonics
Appendix 3. Acronyms and Terms Used Frequently in Nanoplasmonics, Nano-Optics, and Allied Sciences
Vasily V. Klimov is head researcher at the P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute in Russia. He is a reputable researcher and has won many awards, including the N. G. Basov Prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the International Science Foundation Award.
"This book is timely and provides the most up-to-date concepts for experts in nanoplasmonics. It is also a good starting point for students who wish to learn about nanoplasmonics for the first time. The author is one of the leaders in the field and is ideally positioned to present this comprehensive volume. This book will play an important role in taking the subjects of nano-optics, nanoplasmonics, and metamaterials to new heights of invention and application. The information, recipes, and processes in the text can be immediately useful in the fast-paced realms of both theoretical and experimental investigations. Every researcher in nanoplasmonics should all have a copy of this book on the bookshelf."
—Prof. Vladimir M. Shalaev, Purdue University, USA
"This book provides a lucid introduction to the field of optics of nanoparticles and nanostructures, including all the necessary background and a comprehensive review of this new area in the optics. Professor Klimov, a world-leading expert in nano-optics, nanoplasmonics, and metamaterials, has skillfully developed a volume that will be important for both experts and students just entering the exciting field of nanoplasmonics and metamaterials. This book will certainly find a place within easy reach on my shelf."
—Prof. Victor G. Veselago, A. M. Prokhorov Institute of General Physics, Russia
"Overall, this book is very appropriate for graduate students, scientists, and engineers, either beginning to explore the field or already engaged in the research area. The scope of contents, quality of graphics, and clarity of the mathematical descriptions are very satisfactory to the reviewers. Therefore, we can recommend this book to readers who are interested in the field of nanoplasmonics."
—Jae Yong Suh and Yoke Khin Yap of Michigan Technological University, USA