Quantum size effect in two-photon excited luminescence from silver nanoparticies

Vladimir P. Drachev, E. N. Khaliullin, W. Kim, F. Alzoubi, S. G. Rautian, V. P. Safonov, R. L. Armstrong, Vladimir M. Shalaev

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A direct manifestation of electron energy quantization in metal nanoparticles is observed in two-photon excited luminescence. Experiments reveal the discrete spectra in broadband anti-Stokes photoluminescence from aggregates of silver colloid particles. A theory based on a spherical quantum-well model for metal nanoparticles is in good agreement with experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035318
Pages (from-to)353181-353185
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


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