Invited topical review on nonlocal plasmonics

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Artistic impression of local electric field enhancement in metal dimers due to surface plasmon excitation.

Today, our paper reviewing the current status of nonlocal plasmonics was published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. In this work, we present the governing equations of the nonlocal hydrodynamic and the generalized nonlocal optical response (GNOR) models. The importance of nonlocal response in plasmonics is exemplified by solving these equations for archetypical plasmonic structures, such as the metal sphere and the cylindrical dimer. Much of this work is also available in a longer version in my PhD Thesis.