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Shadowing effects on the optical and structural properties of semi-continuous silver (Ag) thin film
Author(s): Fatima Benkabou
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Paper Abstract

Silver columnar thin films (CTFs) are grown by thermal evaporation combined with oblique-angle-deposition technique (OAD). The optical and structural properties of metal silver films are related to their microstructures. The surface roughness, produced during the deposition of silver metal, enables the plasmon surface wave coupling the electromagnetic light. Properties, that are interesting for several applications are found. These properties are related to the shadowing effect, films thickness and localised surface-plasmon resonance. Fundamental results related to the transition from continuous, semi-continuous to discontinuous metal films are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7750, Photonics North 2010, 77502M (22 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871630
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Fatima Benkabou, Univ. de Moncton (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7750:
Photonics North 2010
Henry P. Schriemer; Rafael N. Kleiman, Editor(s)

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