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

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    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
    Number of pages10
    Pages (from-to)117-126
    JournalSurface Science
    Journal publication date10 Jun 1999
    Issue number1-3
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 1999

      Research areas

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

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