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Microscopic spectrophotometry applied to quasifractal gold particle clusters
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Paper Abstract

An optical measurement system composed of an optical microscope (Olympus BX60) and an optical multichannel analyzer (EG&G OMA 1460) has been assembled and tested. The optical microscope allows the user to make measurements on a small and well defined area of the sample. The light source, a 100 W halogen lamp, and the diode array detector, result in high sensitivity in the wavelength region of 450-750 nm. The spectral resolution of the instrument is listed as 0.59 nm/channel. The full width at half maximum (FWHM) of the strongest peaks in calibration measurements on a mercury lamp is 5 channels corresponding to 3 nm. Quasifractal clusters of gold particles have been produced with electron beam lithography. The clusters consists of different numbers of particles, giving a cluster size variation from 1.6 (mu) m to 50 (mu) m. The individual gold particles are 50 nm in diameter each. The measurement system has been used to measure both absolute transmittance and the relative transmittance using the uncoated substrate as a reference.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4103, Optical Diagnostic Methods for Inorganic Materials II, (11 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.403576
Show Author Affiliations
Jacob Jonsson, Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
Juan Sotelo, Univ. Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Peru)
Gunnar A. Niklasson, Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
Arne Roos, Uppsala Univ. (Sweden)
Bengt Nilsson, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4103:
Optical Diagnostic Methods for Inorganic Materials II
Leonard M. Hanssen, Editor(s)

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