Numerical Study of Plasmon Resonance Silver Nanoparticles Coated Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) using Bohren-Huffman-Mie Approximation


In this study, we have investigated the LSPR spectra of the silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) coated by polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) by means of a numerical study using Bohren-Huffman-Mie (BHMie) approximation. The LSPR of Ag-NPs shifted to red-shift as the diameter size of Ag-NPs and the thickness of PVA increased. The peak of the LSPR spectra exponentially increased as the thickness increased. Interestingly, there have three characteristic of the LSPR spectra, small, intermediate, and large diameter. In small diameter, the dipole resonant mode contributed to the LSPR spectra while in large diameter, the LSPR spectra originated from the quadrupole resonant mode. In contrast to intermediate diameter, the LSPR spectra originated from the competition between the dipole and the quadrupole mode. For this reason, at small and large diameter the LSPR peak has one peak and increased then until a certain thickness showed constant. Different at intermediate diameter, the LSPR peak appeared more one peak with major peak increased then until a certain thickness trend to decrease and minor peak followed at small diameter behavior.

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