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1. INTRODUCTION
2. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
2.1 Classical electrodynamics in matter
2.1.1 Limits
2.1.2 Maxwell equations in matter
2.2 Solid state theory for optical constants of metals
2.2.1 Drude-Sommerfeld model
Drude-parameters are provided for the noble metals Au, Ag and Cu
2.2.2 Empirical bulk values for noble metals
2.2.3 Adjustment for very small particles
2.3 Quasi-particle lifetime and linewidth of
2.3.1 Fourier-transformation
2.3.2 Driven harmonic oscillator
2.3.3 Deducing lifetimes
3.1 Properties and applications
3.2 Electrodynamical theory
3.3 Surface plasmon excitation by light
3.4 Interaction with nanostructures
4.1 Simple semi-classical model
4.2 Properties and applications
4.4 Damping mechanisms of particle plasmons
4.5.2 Scattering by elliptical particles
4.5.3 Mie theory
4.5.4 Some results of electrodynamic calculations
4.5.5 Limits of the electrodynamic theory
4.6 Open questions
5. EXPERIMENTAL METHODS
5.1 Near-field microscopy
5.2 Microscopic scattering spectroscopy in the
5.2.1 Total internal reflection microscopy
5.2.2 Dark-field microscopy in reflection
5.2.3 Dark-field microscopy in transmission
5.2.4 Recording of scattering spectra
6. SAMPLES
6.1 Electron-beam lithography: nanodisks
6.2 Chemical synthesis: nanospheres and -rods
6.2.1 Sample preparation
6.3 Nanoholes in gold, silver and aluminum films
7.1 Experimental configuration
7.2 Experimental results
7.2.1 Polarization effect
7.2.2 Wavelength effect
7.2.3 Interferences
7.3 Conclusion
8. PARTICLE PLASMON DAMPING
8.1 Gold nanodisks
8.2 Gold nanospheres
8.3 Silver nanospheres
8.4 Gold nanorods
8.5 Particle pairs
8.6 Discussion
8.6.1 Summary of dephasing times
8.6.2 Particle plasmon damping mechanisms in gold
8.6.4 The ‘true’ plasmon dephasing time
8.7 Summary
9. NANOSENSOR APPLICATIONS
9.1 Measurements in liquids
9.2 Local concentration sensor
9.3 Increasing sensitivity
9.3.1 Measurement accuracy
9.3.2 Linewidth and magnitude of the resonance-shift
9.3.3 Conclusion
9.4 Binding indicator
9.5 Particle charge sensor – Redox potential sensor
9.6 Discussion
9.7 Summary
10.1 Principle of the experiment
10.2 Electrically induced plasmon resonance shift
10.3 Polarization effect
10.4 Model and discussion
10.5 Conclusion
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Curriculum Vitae
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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