Physicochemical Properties of Gold Nanostructures Deposited on Glass

Journal of Nanomaterials. 2014;2014 DOI 10.1155/2014/753853

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Nanomaterials

ISSN: 1687-4110 (Print); 1687-4129 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Technology (General)

Country of publisher: Egypt

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Zdenka Novotna (Department of Solid State Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, 166 28 Prague, Czech Republic)
Alena Reznickova (Department of Solid State Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, 166 28 Prague, Czech Republic)
Linda Viererblova (Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, Prague, Czech Republic)
Jiri Kolafa (Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, Prague, Czech Republic)
Zdenka Kolska (Faculty of Science, J. E. Purkyně University, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic)
Jan Riha (New Technologies Research Centre in West Bohemian Region, University of West Bohemia, Plzeň, Czech Republic)
Vaclav Svorcik (Department of Solid State Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, 166 28 Prague, Czech Republic)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Properties of gold films sputtered onto borosilicate glass substrate were studied. UV-Vis absorption spectra were used to investigate optical parameters. XRD analysis provided information about the gold crystalline nanostructure, the texture, and lattice parameter and biaxial tension was also determined by the XRD method. The surface morphology was examined by atomic force microscopy (AFM); chemical structure of sputtered gold nanostructures was examined by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (ARXPS). The gold crystallites are preferentially [111] oriented on the sputtered samples. Gold deposition leads to dramatic changes in the surface morphology in comparison to pristine glass substrate. Oxygen is not incorporated into the gold layer during gold deposition. Experimental data on lattice parameter were also confirmed by theoretical investigations of nanoclusters using tight-binding potentials.