Electron energy loss spectroscopy simulation by a frequency domain surface integral equation solver


Abstract: Plasmonic nanoparticles have been mostly studied using conventional light sources. Recently, electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) has started to be used to analyze plasmonic nanoparticles where incident electromagnetic fields are created by swift electrons. To accurately simulate EELS experiments, several numerical methods have been adapted. In this paper, a frequency domain surface integral equation (FDSIE) solver is modified to simulate EELS for plasmonic nanoparticles of gold and silver. Accuracy and versatility of the proposed FDSIE solver are shown by several numerical examples and compared to existing numerical, analytical, and experimental results.

Keywords: Electron energy loss spectroscopy, surface integral equation, method of moments

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