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Ultra-thin gold films on transparent polymers
University of Iceland.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden.
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2013 (English)In: Nanophotonics, ISSN 2192-8606 (print), 2192-8614 (online), Vol. 2, no 1, 0030- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Fabrication of continuous ultra-thin gold films (less than10 nm) on the surface of optical polymers (CYCLOTENE and ORMOCLEAR) is reported. Using a range of electrical, optical and structural characterization techniques, we show that polymers can be superior to more conventional (inorganic) materials as optical substrates for realizing ultra-thin gold films. Using these transparent polymer substrates, smooth, patternable gold films can be fabricated with conventional deposition techniques at room temperature, without adhesion or seeding layers, facilitating new photonic and plasmonic nanostructures, including transparent electrical contacts, thin film waveguides, metamaterials, biosensors and high-contrast superlenses.

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Walter de Gruyter, 2013. Vol. 2, no 1, 0030- p.
Keyword [en]
optical polymers; surface plasmons; thin metal films; transparent electrodes; X-ray analysis
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106539DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2012-0030ISI: 000333958100002OAI: diva2:716589
Available from: 2014-05-12 Created: 2014-05-09 Last updated: 2014-09-19Bibliographically approved

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