Surface plasmon scattering spectra of chemically produced single Cu nanowires were obtained using a total internal reflection microscope. In particular, we have observed a strong surface plasmon peak in the far red and a red-shift of the surface plasmon resonance with increasing nanowire diameter. We believe that the most reasonable origin for the red-shift of comparably large diameter nanowires is the phase retardation effect.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics