Electrical characterization of gold island films : A route to control of nanoparticle deposition

@inproceedings{Lassesson2008ElectricalCO,
  title={Electrical characterization of gold island films : A route to control of nanoparticle deposition},
  author={Andreas Lassesson and Simon Robin Brown and Joris van Lith and Matthias Dipl Ing Schulze},
  year={2008}
}
The evaporation of gold onto SiN or SiOx leads to the formation of nanoscale islands separated by tunneling barriers. As the deposited thickness of Au increases, there is a linear increase in island size and an exponential decrease in film resistance, resulting from coalescence of neighboring islands. This understanding of film morphology allows the construction of a simple model of film resistivity. The model also accounts for the exponential decrease of resistance observed during deposition… CONTINUE READING