Modeling the Optical Response of Highly Faceted Metal Nanoparticles with a Fully 3D Boundary Element Method


  • This work was funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, under contracts NAN2004-08843 and MAT2007-62696, and by the EU-FP6, under contract NMP4-2006-16881 “SPANS”. E.C.-A. acknowledges an FPU scholarship. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


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A novel 3D boundary element method that proves extremely efficient for modeling the optical response of metal nanoparticles with arbitrary shapes is presented. The method is computationally more efficient than other methods currently used, and should therefore be of interest for modeling of complex nanostructures.