Predicted Raman intensities for bulk and surface plasmons of a layered electron gas

Jainendra K. Jain, Philip B. Allen

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An exact analytic solution for the random-phase-approximation dielectric response including the surface correction is derived for a semi-infinite layered electron gas with different dielectric media on either side of the surface. The Raman intensity is calculated. The bulk plasmon line shape agrees with experiment; conditions for experimental observation of surface plasmons are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)947-950
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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