Analysis of silver columnar thin films by atomic force microscopy

Fatima Benkabou, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Analyses of the top-surface morphology of columnar thin films (CTFs) of silver, grown by a combination of the usual oblique-angle-deposition technique with very fast substrate rotation, confirm that silver CTFs consist of more isolated and quasiperiodically distributed nanowires for higher vapor incidence angle during deposition. The top surfaces then are well-suited for the exploitation of surface-enhanced Raman scattering and localized surface-plasmon resonance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanostructured Thin Films
StatePublished - Nov 21 2008
EventNanostructured Thin Films - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2008Aug 14 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherNanostructured Thin Films
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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