Why the aspect ratio? Shape equivalence for the extinction spectra of gold nanoparticles
Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405, Orsay Cedex, France
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Accepted: 23 October 2015
Published online: 20 November 2015
We compare the light extinction spectra of elongated gold nanoparticles with different shapes (cylinder, spherocylinder and ellipsoid) and sizes of 10 to 100nm. We argue that the equivalence of the various moments of mass distribution is the natural comparison criterion —rather than the length-to-diameter (aspect) ratio generally used in the literature— and that it leads to better spectral correspondence between the various shapes.
Key words: Soft Matter: Colloids and Nanoparticles
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