Evolution of the optical properties and morphology of thin metal films during growth and annealing
The formation kinetics of an island silver film on a dielectric substrate and changes in the film morphology during heating have been investigated using optical methods. The results obtained are interpreted within a model relating the film optical properties with the shape and size of the nanoparticles forming this film. The proposed interpretation is confirmed by electron microscopy data.
KeywordsMetal Film Extinction Spectrum Silver Film Equivalent Thickness Plasmon Absorption Band
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