We analyze and compare the differences in the dewetting phenomena and crystal structure between Ag(5.0 nm) and Au(5.0 nm) layers deposited on a Ti(1.0 nm) seed layer coated onto a MgO(001) substrate. The samples are deposited at room temperature and annealed at 350–450 °C
for 5 h. The surfaces of both Ag/Ti and Au/Ti films exhibit a completely separated island structure, subsequently leading to the formation of a nanodot array after annealing. Based on atomic force microscopy (AFM) analysis, we conclude that the dewetting progression speed of Ag/Ti films is
higher than that of Au/Ti films. Based on X-ray diffraction (XRD) results, the Ti thin film acts as a seed layer, assisting the epitaxial growth of fcc-Ag(001) nanodots on the MgO(001) substrate, whereas in the case of Au/Ti, the Au layer grows non-epitaxially on the MgO(001) substrate, which
is related to the difference in the surface energies of Ag and Au. Furthermore, the optical absorbance spectra of the self-organized Ag and Au nanodots with the Ti seed layer are obtained in the visible light range and the optical properties of Ag and Au nanodots are compared.
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Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Seoul 01897, Korea
School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Jung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
Publication date: May 1, 2020
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