Steffen Mitzscherling

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We monitor how destructive interference of undesired phonon frequency components shapes a quasi-monochromatic hypersound wavepacket spectrum during its local real-time preparation by a nanometric transducer and follow the subsequent decay by nonlinear coupling. We prove each frequency component of an optical supercontinuum probe to be sensitive to one(More)
The plasmon resonance of metal nanoparticles determines their optical response in the visible spectral range. Many details such as the electronic properties of gold near the particle surface and the local environment of the particles influence the spectra. We show how the cheap but highly precise fabrication of composite nanolayers by spin-assisted(More)
The assembly of polyelectrolytes and gold nanoparticles yields stratified multilayers with very low roughness and high structural perfection. The films are prepared by spin-assisted layer-by-layer self-assembly (LbL) and are characterized by X-ray reflectivity (XRR), UV-vis spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and transmission electron microscopy(More)
We introduce azobenzene-functionalized polyelectrolyte multilayers as efficient, inexpensive optoacoustic transducers for hyper-sound strain waves in the GHz range. By picosecond transient reflectivity measurements we study the creation of nanoscale strain waves, their reflection from interfaces, damping by scattering from nanoparticles and propagation in(More)
When gold nanoparticles are covered with nanometric layers of transparent polyelectrolytes, the plasmon absorption spectrum A(λ) increases by a factor of approximately three and shifts to the red. These modifications of dissipative experimental observables stop when the cover layer thickness approaches the particle diameter. Spectral modifications of(More)
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