Condensed Matter Physics, 2017, vol. 20, No. 4, 43703

Title: Estimation of electron temperature in heated metallic nanoparticle
  N.I. Grigorchuk (Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 14-b Metrologichna St., 03680 Kyiv, Ukraine)

The method is proposed how to determinate the temperature of hot electrons in the metallic nanoparticle embedded in dielectric matrix under ultrashort laser pulses irradiation. The amplitude and power of the longitudinal spherical acoustic oscillations as functions of density and elastic properties of the medium, the laser pulse duration, electron temperature, particle radii, and electron-phonon coupling constant are obtained. The efficiency of the electron energy transfer from heated noble nanoparticles to a surrounding environment is estimated for different electron temperatures.

Key words: electron temperature, metal nanoparticle, ultrashort laser pulses
PACS: 78.67.Bf, 68.49.Jk, 73.23.-b, 52.25.Os, 36.40.Vz

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