Surface-plasmon energy and dispersion on Ag single crystals

S. Suto, K. D. Tsuei, E. W. Plummer, E. Burstein

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We report here the measurements of the energy and dispersion of the surface plasmons on Ag single crystals in UHV using angle-resolved electron-energy-loss spectroscopy. The energy of small-momentum surface plasmons depends upon crystal face and, for Ag(110), upon crystal orientation. The differences in the energies of the surface plasmons, which cannot be explained by a jellium model, are discussed in terms of the contributions to the dielectric response from surface states and truncated bulk band states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2590-2593
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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