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Nano silver oxide thin films for optical memories : New results

Subrahmanyam , A and Kumar , P. S (2006) Nano silver oxide thin films for optical memories : New results. IETE journal of research , 52 (5). 365 -368.

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Nano silver oxide thin films have shown plasmon assisted fluorescence phenomenon which can be used for optical data storage. In the present report, we present the results of fluorescence of nano silver thin films prepared by DC Magnetron sputtering technique at low temperature (150K). The nano silver thin films are oxidised and are irradiated with blue light (A = 440 nm), a fluorescence emission is observed in the red region (A = 660 nm). These films are analysed by XRD and AFM. Emission spectrum was recorded using fluorescence spectrometer. Films of thicknesses 50A to 600 A are prepared and compared the fluorescence properties. It is observed that the fluorescence emission from the silver clusters depends on growth parameters in sputtering (like substrate temperature or deposition rate) and on the oxidation temperature.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
ID Code:5607
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:11 Aug 2009 07:22
Last Modified:11 Aug 2009 07:22

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