Ultra-thin gold films on transparent polymers
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

Fabrication of continuous ultra-thin gold films (<10 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.

WAVE-GUIDE

transparent electrodes

surface plasmons

SURFACE-PLASMON-POLARITON

DEVICES

optical polymers

ENHANCEMENT

thin metal films

METALS

ADHESION LAYER

X-ray analysis

GROWTH

Författare

K. Leosson

Háskóli Íslands

A. S. Ingason

Linköpings universitet

Björn Agnarsson

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Biologisk fysik

A. Kossoy

Háskóli Íslands

S. Olafsson

Háskóli Íslands

M. C. Gather

Technische Universität Dresden

Nanophotonics

2192-8606 (eISSN)

Vol. 2 3-11

Ämneskategorier

Atom- och molekylfysik och optik

DOI

10.1515/nanoph-2012-0030