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Structure property relationships of nanometer-size metal clusters in glasses
Author(s): Robert H. Magruder; Donald L. Kinser; J. E. Wittig; Ray A. Zuhr
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Paper Abstract

Ion implantation of Cu in high purity silica has been used to produce nanometer size metallic copper clusters. The size and size distribution of these colloids have been characterized by quantitative images analysis emphasizing transmission electron microscopy. Electron diffraction patterns indicate they are crystalline FCC copper embedded in the amorphous silica host. The ion implantation dose and substrate temperatures alter the size distribution of the colloidal copper. The optical transmission of implanted silica containing varying sizes and size distributions of Cu clusters has been determined and is related to the size distribution.

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Date Published: 11 January 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1761, Damage to Space Optics, and Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass, (11 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138926
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Robert H. Magruder, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Donald L. Kinser, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
J. E. Wittig, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Ray A. Zuhr, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1761:
Damage to Space Optics, and Properties and Characteristics of Optical Glass
James B. Breckinridge; Alexander J. Marker, Editor(s)

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