Characterization and optical properties of arrays of small gold particles

H. G. Craighead, G. A. Niklasson

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Square arrays of 20-35-nm-diam gold particles with 50-nm spacings were formed on thick sapphire substrates by electron beam lithography. After annealing at 125 degree C the particles had an approximately circular projection on the substrate with a slightly smaller dimension in the perpendicular direction as inferred from scanning electron microscopy. Optical transmission measurements were made on 15- mu m square areas of particles using an optical microscope modified for microspectroscopy. The regular geometry of the well characterized samples makes possible a detailed comparison to theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1134-1136
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1984

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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