Local fields in cavity sites of rough dielectric surfaces

Naomi Liver*, Abraham Nitzan, J. I. Gersten

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The results of recent experiments which indicate that surface-enhanced Raman scattering from molecules adsorbed on coldly evaporated silver films is associated with cavity sites is interpreted as an electromagnetic field enhancement in regions enclosed by several silver grains. No such enhancement is obtained for a wedge geometry. Cavity sites are seen to be also strong enhancement centers for resonance optical phenomena such as fluorescence and photochemical yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-454
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - 9 Nov 1984


FundersFunder number
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation


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