Semiclassical theory of surface plasmons in spheroidal clusters

Дата и время публикации : 1998-08-04T15:49:35Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
A. Dellafiore (INFN, Firenze)
F. Matera (Univ.di Firenze)
F. A. Brieva (Universidad de Chile)

Ссылка на журнал-издание: Phys.Rev.B61:2316-2328,2000
Коментарии к cтатье: 23 pages, 8 figures, revised version, includes discussion of scaling
Первичная категория: cond-mat.mes-hall

Все категории : cond-mat.mes-hall, nucl-th

Краткий обзор статьи: A microscopic theory of linear response based on the Vlasov equation is extended to systems having spheroidal equilibrium shape. The solution of the linearized Vlasov equation, which gives a semiclassical version of the random phase approximation, is studied for electrons moving in a deformed equilibrium mean field. The deformed field has been approximated by a cavity of spheroidal shape, both prolate and oblate. Contrary to spherical systems, there is now a coupling among excitations of different multipolarity induced by the interaction among constituents. Explicit calculations are performed for the dipole response of deformed clusters of different size. In all cases studied here the photoabsorption strength for prolate clusters always displays a typical double-peaked structure. For oblate clusters we find that the high–frequency component of the plasmon doublet can get fragmented in the medium size region ($N sim 250$). This fragmentation is related to the presence of two kinds of three-dimensional electron orbits in oblate cavities. The possible scaling of our semiclassical equations with the valence electron number and density is investigated.

Category: Physics