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Numerical investigation of the Rayleigh hypothesis for electromagnetic scattering by a particle (2016)
Journal Article
Auguie, B., Somerville, W. R. C., Roache, S., & Le Ru, E. C. (2016). Numerical investigation of the Rayleigh hypothesis for electromagnetic scattering by a particle. Journal of Optics, 18(7), doi:10.1088/2040-8978/18/7/075007

The validity of the Rayleigh hypothesis has been a long-standing issue in the applicability of the T-matrix method to near-field calculations, and despite numerous theoretical works, the practical consequences for numerical simulations have remained... Read More

Gold nanoparticles assembled with dithiocarbamate-anchored molecular wires (2015)
Journal Article
Reeler, N. E., Lerstrup, K. A., Somerville, W., Speder, J., Petersen, S. V., Laursen, B. W., …Nørgaard, K. (2015). Gold nanoparticles assembled with dithiocarbamate-anchored molecular wires. Scientific reports, 5(1), doi:10.1038/srep15273

A protocol for the bottom-up self-assembly of nanogaps is developed through molecular linking of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). Two €-conjugated oligo(phenylene ethynylene) molecules (OPE) with dithiocarbamate anchoring groups are used as ligands for th... Read More

Accurate and convergent T-matrix calculations of light scattering by spheroids (2015)
Journal Article
Somerville, W., Auguié, B., & Le Ru, E. (2015). Accurate and convergent T-matrix calculations of light scattering by spheroids. Journal of quantitative spectroscopy & radiative transfer, 160, 29-35. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2015.03.020

The convergence behavior of the T-matrix method as calculated by the extended boundary condition method (EBCM) is studied, in the case of light scattering by spheroidal particles. By making use of a new formulation of the EBCM integrals specifically... Read More