Investigations of surface plasmon resonances by energy-filtering transmission electron microscopy methods
This thesis concentrates on different plasmonic phenomena which are observed with a transmission electron microscope (TEM) in combination with electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and energy-filtering transmission electron microscopy (EFTEM) techniques offering high energy and spatial resolution. Plasmonic coupling behaviour of nanoholes and nanoparticles having rectangular, circular, triangular etc. shapes were investigated using different techniques. The electromagnetic nature of the observed situations was unveiled with different simulation techniques based on discrete dipole approximation (DDA), finite element method (FEM), and three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain methods (3D-FDTD).