Technical Physics

, Volume 59, Issue 10, pp 1476–1481 | Cite as

Growth of metallic Ag whisker single crystals on AgI films

  • V. A. Polishchuk
  • V. V. Tomaev
  • A. V. Baranov
Physical Science of Materials


The growth of silver whisker nanocrystals (WNCs) on the surface of an AgI film deposited by laser ablation is studied on a Zeiss Merlin scanning electron microscope. The chemical composition of WNCs is determined by electron-probe microanalysis. The growth rate of WNCs is estimated. Possible WNC growth mechanisms under the action of an electron beam are considered.


Solid State Ionic AgBr Silver Cluster Glass Phys Silver Halide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Polishchuk
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. V. Tomaev
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. V. Baranov
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and OpticsSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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