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Publication Citation: Surface Enhanced Photoadsorption and Photoyield in Small Spheres

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Author(s): David R. Penn; R W. Rendell;
Title: Surface Enhanced Photoadsorption and Photoyield in Small Spheres
Published: October 12, 1981
Abstract: Calculations of the photoabsorption and photyield of small metal spheres are reported for photon energies below the plasmon energy. It is found that the excitation of electron-hole paris due to the presence of the surface results in (1) enhancements in the photoabsorption rates and photoyields that are typically 10-102 and (2) similar enhancements in the threshold photoyields of small spheres relative to plane surfaces in agreement with recent experimental results.
Citation: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 47
Research Areas: Surface Physics