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Metal's plasmon frequency

  1. Dec 3, 2009 #1
    Hi guys;

    I have a question about the Plasmon frequencies in metals I know that it can be calculated as following:
    ωp2=Ne20meff
    I was just wondering if anyone knows it is possible to change the plasmon frequency of any metal let say silver experimentally or not. I am working on metallic photonic crystals I want to find the effect of plasmon frequency on photonic band gap.
    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 3, 2009 #2
    Change either the electron density or the electrons effective mass.
     
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