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Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 5 — May. 20, 2003
  • pp: 305–307

Microstructure and Raman spectra of Ag-MgF2 cermet films

Shouhua Shi, Zhuoliang Cao, and Zhaoqi Sun  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 1, Issue 5, pp. 305-307 (2003)


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Abstract

Ag-MgF_(2) cermet films with different Ag fractions were prepared by vacuum evaporation. The microstructure of the films was examined by Raman scattering technique. The surface-enhanced Raman spectrum for MgF_(2) molecules in the cermet film strongly suggests the existence of Ag nanoparticles dispersed in MgF_(2) matrix. The intensities of the Raman spectra of Ag-MgF_(2) cermet films increase with Ag fraction. The enhancement of Raman scattering disappears when Ag content reaches wt.20%. The analyses with the transmission electron microscopy showed that Ag-MgF_(2) cermet films are mainly composed of amorphous MgF_(2) matrix with embedded faced-center-cubic Ag nanoparticles. It suggests that the percolation threshold should be around wt.20% of Ag content.

© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization

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Shouhua Shi, Zhuoliang Cao, and Zhaoqi Sun, "Microstructure and Raman spectra of Ag-MgF2 cermet films," Chin. Opt. Lett. 1, 305-307 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-1-5-305

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