Average (a) absorption and (b) scattering efficiencies of an hollow-gold-nanoshell ensemble with lognormal distribution. The ensemble is excited by monochromatic light at λ=850 nm. Optimal distributions of core radius and shell thickness for maximum [(c) and (d)] absorption and [(e) and (f)] scattering efficiencies of the ensemble excited at λ=750, 850, and 950 nm. In all cases, n=1.55 and σR=σH=0.5.
Sikdar et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:142 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-142