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Modeling the Behavior of Gold Nanoparticles and Semiconductor Nanowires for Utilization in Nanodevice Applications
Makepeace, Andrew W

2013, Master of Science, Miami University, Physics.
Gold nanoparticles and semiconductor nanowires are widely studied for novel optical and electrical properties, and for possible application in nano-chemical sensors and high efficiency photovoltaic arrays. Herein, we pursue a finite difference time domain analysis of several varieties of gold nanoparticles and semiconductor nanostructures. We present the optical absorption of single particles which compares well to the optical extinction of particle colloids and photocurrent measurements of single nanostructures. We also present local electric fields generated by excited metallic and semiconductor particles.
Jan Yarrison-Rice (Advisor)
James Clemens (Committee Member)
Herbert Jaeger (Committee Member)
75 p.

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