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Absorption of energy at a metallic surface due to a normal electric field

Wilkinson, Michael (2001). Absorption of energy at a metallic surface due to a normal electric field. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 13(13) pp. 2901–2918.

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The effect of an oscillating electric field normal to a metallic surface may be described by an effective potential. This induced potential is calculated using semiclassical variants of the random-phase approximation. Results are obtained for both ballistic and diffusive electron motion, and for two- and three-dimensional systems. The potential induced within the surface causes absorption of energy. The results are applied to the absorption of radiation by small metal spheres and discs. They improve upon an earlier treatment which used the Thomas-Fermi approximation for the effective potential.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2001 IOP Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 1361-648X
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 25381
Depositing User: Michael Wilkinson
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 08:51
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 15:25
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