Virtual surface plasmons in cylinders

Phys. Rev. B 28, 3173 – Published 15 September 1983
S. S. Martinos and E. N. Economou


In a metallic cylinder virtual radiative surface eigenmodes with frequencies greater than plasma frequency exist; their dispersion curves and other properties are determined. The physical importance of these eigenmodes in the optical properties of metallic cylinders is shown.


  • Received 27 December 1982
  • Published in the issue dated 15 September 1983

© 1983 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

S. S. Martinos*

  • Department of Physics, Nuclear Research Center Demokritos, Aghia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece

E. N. Economou

  • Department of Physics, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

  • *Present address: University of Athens, Department of Physics, Division of Mechanics, Panepistimiopolis, Athens 621, Greece.

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