Dissertation Defense Announcement
The College of Arts and Sciences announces the final dissertation defense of
for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
June 30, 2016 at 10:00 am in 318, Smith Chemistry Building
Major Advisors: Yongmei Wang, PhD and Xiaohua Huang, PhD
The Optical-plasmonic Properties of Core-shell Structured, Metallic Nanoparticles
ABSTRACT: Noble metal nanoparticles (NPs) exhibit unique optical-plasmonic properties that make them advantageous for numerous applications. However, the suitability of a particle for a specific application often depends on its LSPR properties. Mie Theory and the Discrete Dipole approximation enable the computation of optical scattering and absorption spectra, and surface electric fields (E-fields) providing valuable insight into NP LSPR properties. In this dissertation, we have investigated the effects of various NP attributes. Through these studies we have aimed to guide experimental efforts in optimizing the design of NPs as well as to provide a better understanding of the observed LSPR properties.