Filling the gap for a description of the optical properties of small particles with sizes less than 1000 nm and to provide a comprehensive overview on the spectral behavior of nanoparticulate matter, this is the most up-to-date reference on the optical physics of nanoparticle systems. The author, an expert in the field with both academic and industrial experience, concentrates on the linear optical properties, elastic light scattering and absorption of single nanoparticles and on the reflectance and transmittance of nanoparticle matter.
From the contents:
Nanoparticle Systems and Experimental Optical Observables
Interaction of Light with Matter: The Optical Material Function
Fundamentals of Light Scattering by an Obstacle
Mie’s Theory for Single Spherical Particles
Application of Mie’s Theory.
Extensions of Mie’s Theory.
Limitations of Mei’s Theory: Size and Quantum Size Effects in Very Small Nanoparticles
Beyond Mie’s Theory I: Nonspherical Particles
Beyond Mie’s Theory II: The Generalized Mie Theory
The Generalized Mie Theory applied to Different Systems
Densely Packed Systems.
Nearfield and SERS
Effective Medium Theories
Keywords: Nanomaterials, michael quinten, optical properties of nanoparticle systems, nanoparticle matter, colloid chemistry, optical physics