This is the first book about functional nanostructures. Nanocrystalline materials exhibit outstanding properties and represent a new class of structural materials having a wide range of applications. In particular, there is considerable interest in developing nanocrystalline materials to be used as functional materials in aerospace applications, automotive industry, wear applications, etc. Future progress in these high technological applications of nanocrystalline materials depends on development of new methods of their fabrication and understanding of the underlying nano-scale and interface effects causing their unique mechanical properties.Surface plasmon oscillations in the metal nanoparticle generates a electric field whose near-field component couples to ... (Reprinted by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd., Nature Materials, J. Krenn, Nanoparticle waveguides: anbsp;...
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