Bulk Photoemission from Plasmonic Nanoantennas of Different Shapes

Renat Sh Ikhsanov*, Andrey V. Novitsky, Igor E. Protsenko, Alexander V. Uskov

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We elaborate a semi-analytical model for calculation of the bulk internal emission of photoelectrons from metal nanoparticles into a semiconductor matrix. We introduce important effects in the model as the jump of the effective electron mass at the metal semiconductor interface and cooling of the hot electrons because of electron electron and electron nanoparticle surface collisions in the metal. We study the interplay between the plasmonic electric dipole and quadrupole resonances and reveal the optimum parameters for different geometrical shapes of nanoparticles with respect to the photoemission cross section. We find that the absorption cross section well-predicts the optimum size of the dipolar nanoparticle. This opens the possibility for the fast optimization and design of the photoelectric devices.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number22
Pages (from-to)11985-11992
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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