Time resolved investigation of coherent acoustic mode oscillations in silver nanoparticles

N. Del Fatti, S. Tzortzakis, C. Voisin, C. Flytzanis, F. Vallée

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Using a femtosecond pump-probe technique, we show that the fundamental mechanical radial mode of metal nanoparticles can be coherently excited and probed via its coupling with the electrons. The results permit determination of the frequency and damping of this mode as a function of the nanoparticle radius.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 9th International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter, PHONONS 98 - Lancaster, Great Britain
Duration: 26 Jul 199831 Jul 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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