Optical Effects Associated with Small Particles

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World Scientific, 1988 - Science - 336 pages
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This volume is a collection of review articles by scientists who have pioneered many of the recent advances in studies of the optical effects of small particles. The book begins with a review of the multitude of sharp dielectric resonances which exist in all optical spectra as a result of particle size and shape. Latest advances in absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy of a single particle and/or an ensemble of particles are also discussed, as well as advances in the energy transfer mechanisms for molecules embedded in the particle. The effects of laser-induced heating on a single particle are reviewed in terms of the hydrodynamics and thermodynamics of the liquid droplet and its ambient gas surrounding. The limits of applying bulk optical constants to small particles which lie between the bulk substance and the quantum-sized substance are also presented.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
MDRS OF OTHER PARTICLES
30
PHYSICAL INTERPRETATIONS OF RESONANCES
37
OBSERVATIONS AND MEASUREMENTS OF MDRS
44
APPLICATIONS
50
INTRODUCTION
66
PHOTOEMISSION
78
IR ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY SRMS
101
INTRODUCTION
203
ISOBARIC ABSORPTION
214
HYDRODYNAMIC EFFECTS
227
ELECTROMAGNETICHYDRODYNAMIC EFFECTS
255
SUMMARY AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER WORK
263
Donald R Huffman
279
OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF SMALL PARTICLES
289
DEVIATIONS FROM BULK OPTICAL BEHAVIOR
297

FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY
113
CONCLUSIONS
125
INTRODUCTION
141
FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY
176
SOME EXAMPLES
303
WHEN ARE OPTICAL CONSTANTS
315
INDEX
327
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