Application of surface plasmon polaritons in the laser ablation and characterisation of thin aluminium films

GF Cairns, DA McNeill, P Dawson*

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Abstract

Surface modification of thin aluminium films is both produced and characterised by exciting surface plasmon polaritons in an attenuated total reflection geometry: silica prism/aluminium/aluminium oxide system. The modification is performed, under ambient conditions, by exposure to a low fluence (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-126
Number of pages10
JournalSurface Science
Volume429
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 1999

Keywords

  • aluminium
  • aluminium oxide
  • metallic surfaces
  • metal-insulator interfaces
  • oxidation
  • surface plasmon polaritons
  • METAL PARTICLES
  • SIZE MANIPULATION
  • DESORPTION
  • EXCITATION
  • LIGHT
  • ATOMS

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