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Surface Enhanced Photoadsorption and Photoyield in Small Spheres

Published

Author(s)

David R. Penn, R W. Rendell

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

Citation

Penn, D. and Rendell, R. (1981), Surface Enhanced Photoadsorption and Photoyield in Small Spheres, Physical Review Letters (Accessed March 3, 2024)
Created October 11, 1981, Updated October 12, 2021