Time resolved investigation of coherent acoustic mode oscillations in silver nanoparticles Academic Article uri icon


  • Using a femtosecond pump-probe technique, we show that the fundamental mechanical radial mode of metal nanoparticles can be coherently excited and probed via its coupling with the electrons. The results permit determination of the frequency and damping of this mode as a function of the nanoparticle radius.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Del Fatti, N., Tzortzakis, S., Voisin, C., Flytzanis, C., & Vallee, F.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Del Fatti, N||Tzortzakis, S||Voisin, C||Flytzanis, C||Vallee, F

publication date

  • March 1999