Nanotech 2006 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2006 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1

Characterization Chapter 8

Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy: Measuring Optical Properties at the Nanometre Scale

Authors: V. Keast and M. Bosman

Affilation: University of Sydney, Australia

Pages: 793 - 796

Keywords: dielectric function, electron energy loss spectroscopy, density functional theory

Abstract:
Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) is widely used to study the composition and electronic structure of materials at the nanometre scale. The low-loss region of the EEL spectrum (< ~50 eV) is of particular interest for the study of optical properties. Examples of the applications of EELS to measure the optical properties of individual nanopartlcies, including quantum dots will be presented. Comparison to calculations of optical properties and EEL spectra using density functional theory will be given.

Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy: Measuring Optical Properties at the Nanometre Scale

ISBN: 0-9767985-6-5
Pages: 871
Hardcopy: $119.95