Large-scale electromagnetic modelings based on high-order methods: Nanoscience applications

Misun Min, Paul Fischer, Jason Montgomery, Stephen Gray

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This paper presents large-scale computations and theoretical or computational aspects of the spectral element methods for solving Maxwell's equations that have potential applications in nanoscience for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and solar cell devices. We study the surface-enhanced electromagnetic fields near the surface of metallic nanoparticles using spectral element discontinuous Galerkin method. We solve Maxwell's equations in time-domain and provide accuracy and efficiency of our method compared to the conventional finite difference method. We demonstrate light transmission properties for nanoslab and nanoslits, and time-averaged electric fields over the cross sections of nanoholes in a hexagonal array.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012016
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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