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Electromagnetic modeling of ellipsoidal nanoparticles for sensing applications
  We present a new analytical study of metallic nanoparticles, working in the infrared and visible frequency range. The structure consists of triaxial ellipsoidal resonating inclusions embedded in a dielectric environment. Our aim is to develop a new analytical model for the ellipsoidal nanoparticles to describe their resonant behaviors and design structures that satisfy specific electromagnetic requirements. The obtained models are compared to the numerical values, performed by full-wave simulations, as well as to the experimental ones reported in literature. A good agreement among these results was obtained. The proposed formula is a useful tool to design such structures for sensing applications.

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    13 March 2013

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    SPIE-Intl Soc Optical Eng

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  • Library of Congress:

    QC Physics

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    620.5 Nanotechnology & nanoparticles

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Spada, L. L., Iovine, R., & Vegni, L. (2013). Electromagnetic modeling of ellipsoidal nanoparticles for sensing applications. Optical Engineering, 52(5), 051205. doi:10.1117/1.oe.52.5.051205



ellipsoidal nanoparticles; analytical models; localized surface plasmon resonance; biomedical applications

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