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Thin Metallic Films From Solvated Metal Atoms
Author(s): Galo Cardenas Trivino; Kenneth J. Klabunde; Brock Dale
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Paper Abstract

Metals were evaporated under vacuum and the metal atoms solvated by excess organic solvents at low temperature. Upon warming stable colloidal metal particles were formed by controlled metal atom clustering. The particles were stabilized toward flocculation by solvation and electrostatic effects. Upon solvent removal the colloidal particles grew to form thin films that were metallic in appearance, but showed higher resistivities than pure metallic films. Gold, palladium, platinium, and especially indium are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0821, Modeling of Optical Thin Films, (2 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.941859
Show Author Affiliations
Galo Cardenas Trivino, Kansas State University (United States)
Kenneth J. Klabunde, Kansas State University (United States)
Brock Dale, Kansas State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0821:
Modeling of Optical Thin Films
Michael Ray Jacobson, Editor(s)

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