Damping of bulk plasmons in small aluminum spheres

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Bulk plasmon excitations in single 5-50 nm dia. Al spheres are detected with a 2 nm electron probe size. Damping due to electron-surface collisions is measured and a d.c. conductivity for individual spheres is derived. The results suggest that finite probe size effects need to be included in the scattering theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-480
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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