Electromagnetic field in matter. Surface enhanced Raman scattering

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M. Apostol
S. Ilie
A. Petrut
M. Savu
S. Toba


The polarization and magnetization degrees of freedom are included in the general treatment of the electromagnetic field in matter, and their governing equations are given. Particular cases of solutions are discussed for polarizable, non-magnetic matter, including quasi-static fields, surface plasmons, propagation, zero-point fluctuations of the eigenmodes, especially for a semi-infinite homogeneous body (half-space). The van der Waals London-Casimir force acting between a neutral nano-particle and a half-space is computed and the response of this electromagnetically coupled system to an external field is given, with relevance for the surface enhanced Raman scattering.


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Apostol, M., Ilie, S., Petrut, A., Savu, M., & Toba, S. (2013). Electromagnetic field in matter. Surface enhanced Raman scattering. Advanced Electromagnetics, 2(2), 31-40. https://doi.org/10.7716/aem.v2i2.169
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M. Apostol, Institute for Atomic Physics, Magurele-Bucharest Romania

Theoretical Physcs, Professor

S. Ilie, MiraTechnologies. Ltd, Romania

Electrical Engineer

A. Petrut, MiraTechnologies, Ltd, Romania

Electrical Engineer

M. Savu, MiraTelecom, Ltd, Romania

Chemical Engineer

S. Toba, MiraTechnolgies, Ltd, Romania



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