We report the design and testing of a small, high vacuum chamber that allows real-time, in situ spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) measurements; the chamber was designed to be easily inserted within the arms of a commercial ellipsometer. As a test application, we investigated the temperature-induced solid-state dewetting of thin (20 to 8 nm) Au layers on Si wafers. In situ SE measurements acquired in real time during the heating of the samples reveal features that can be related to the birth of a localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), and demonstrate the presence of a temperature threshold for the solid-state dewetting.

Solid-state dewetting of thin Au films studied with real-time, in situ spectroscopic ellipsometry

Magnozzi, M.;Bisio, F.;Canepa, M.
2017

Abstract

We report the design and testing of a small, high vacuum chamber that allows real-time, in situ spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) measurements; the chamber was designed to be easily inserted within the arms of a commercial ellipsometer. As a test application, we investigated the temperature-induced solid-state dewetting of thin (20 to 8 nm) Au layers on Si wafers. In situ SE measurements acquired in real time during the heating of the samples reveal features that can be related to the birth of a localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), and demonstrate the presence of a temperature threshold for the solid-state dewetting.
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