Plasmon-plasmon coupling in nested fullerenes: Photoexcitation of interlayer plasmonic cross modes

Mathew A. McCune, Ruma De, Mohamed Madjet, Himadri S. Chakraborty, Steven T. Manson

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Considering the photoionization of a two-layer fullerene-onion system, C 60@C 240, strong plasmonic couplings between the nested fullerenes are demonstrated. The resulting hybridization produces four cross-over plasmons generated from the bonding and antibonding mixing of excited charge clouds of individual fullerenes. This suggests the possibility of designing buckyonions exhibiting plasmon resonances with specified properties and may motivate future research to modify the resonances with encaged atoms, molecules or clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number241002
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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