Current-heating formation of small holes in thin gold or silver films

Nestor Perea Lopez, Nikifor Rakov, Mufei Xiao

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Abstract

A process to form small holes in thin gold or silver films was described. The process worked for films as thin as 25 nm. For thinner films, the process formed particle-like structures instead of small holes. It was expected that the produced films would find applications in optical studies on surface plasmon induced transmission and other related phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4399-4401
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume73
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Instrumentation

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