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Growth and characterisation of gold thin film layer using an ebeam evaporation system for surface plasmon resonance applications
Author(s): Rudzani Malabi; Sello Manoto; Saturnin Ombinda-Lemboumba; Sfundo Khanyile ; Saleh Khamlich ; Malik Maaza; Patience Mthunzi-Kufa
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Paper Abstract

Gold thin metal layers have been seen to be the most important signal amplification components in electrochemical and optical sensor applications. In surface plasmon resonance (SPR) applications, gold thin metal film possess electron densities that have the plasmon frequencies in the visible light range. In this study, gold thin film layer coating was deposited onto a glass substrate by using the ebeam physical vapour deposition technique. The structural and morphological investigations of the thin film layer coating were investigated using the X-ray diffraction system (XRD) while the scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to investigate the morphology of the thin film layer coating. The optical analysis using different thicknesses, showed good absorption and transmission spectra that is required in determining the appropriate layer to be used for surface plasmon resonance. Using the XRD, SEM as well as transmission and absorption spectroscopy, the findings indicated that gold thin film layer deposition using the ebeam evaporation system is perfect for thin film layer coating for surface plasmon resonance applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10894, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine XVI, 108941E (7 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2509972
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Rudzani Malabi, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
Univ. of South Africa (South Africa)
Sello Manoto, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
Saturnin Ombinda-Lemboumba, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
Sfundo Khanyile , Univ. of South Africa (South Africa)
Saleh Khamlich , Univ. of South Africa (South Africa)
Malik Maaza, Univ. of South Africa (South Africa)
Patience Mthunzi-Kufa, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
Univ. of South Africa (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10894:
Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine XVI
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Ho-Pui A. Ho; Krishanu Ray, Editor(s)

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