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Annealing Environment Effect on Optical and Electrical Behaviour of Gold Nanostructured Films
Zeinab Ebrahimpour * 1, Nastaran Mansour Prof.
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In this study, gold nanoparticles deposited on glass substrates are investigated. The effect of the ambient environment on the annealing process of the gold nanostructured films is studied. The thermally-induced drastic morphology evolutions are followed by scanning electron microscopy. Results reveal that the changes have a great influence on conductivity, optical and structural properties of the prepared structures. UV-Vis absorption spectra are used to investigate the optical properties. The current-voltage (I-V) measurements are performed using a two point probe instrument. The I-V measurement of the unannealed gold nanostructured film has a linear curve that represents a tunneling process. The conductivity of the annealed film in air environment shows a non-ohmic behavior. Results show that the existence of the stable thin oxide layer in Au2O3 phase in the structure of the annealed film plays an important role in the non-ohmic behavior. Annealing in a vacuum chamber and removing the ambient oxygen gas, the behavior of conductivity remains ohmic and its characteristics could be explained by the morphology-dependent tunneling process. The stable optical and electrical properties of these gold nanostructured films could make them useful for many applications i.e., sensors, high-value resistors, voltage fuse, strain gauges and optoelectronic devices

Keywords: Gold nanoparticle film, Current-voltage measurement, Tunneling process, Oxide layer, Vacuum annealing.
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Ebrahimpour Z, Mansour N. Annealing Environment Effect on Optical and Electrical Behaviour of Gold Nanostructured Films. ICOP & ICPET. 2017; 23 :997-1000
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