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Plasmonic Nanocavities Enable Self-Induced Electrostatic Catalysis

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submitted on 13.02.2019 and posted on 14.02.2019 by Claudia Climent, Javier Galego, Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal, Johannes Feist

The potential of strong light-matter interactions remains to be further explored within a chemical context. Towards this end we here study the electromagnetic interaction between molecules and plasmonic nanocavities. By means of electronic structure calculations, we show that self-induced catalysis emerges without any external driving due to the interaction of the molecular permanent and fluctuating dipole moments with the plasmonic cavity modes. We also exploit this scheme to modify the transition temperature T1/2 of spin-crossover complexes as an example of how one can ultimately control materials response through strong light-matter interactions.

Funding

ERC-2016-STG-714870

MAT2014-53432-C5-5-R

MDM-2014-0377

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

claudia.climent@uam.es

Institution

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Country

Spain

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-5302-1660

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

NA

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