Abstract

It has been detected that UV radiation in the 300–400 nm wavelength interval affects the rate and final result of subsequent thermal annealing of a thin silver film on a sapphire substrate. Whereas the annealing of unirradiated films rapidly causes them to decay and causes the formation of individual fine particles of round shape, larger particles of irregular shape are formed when irradiated films are annealed, while the changes themselves occur significantly more slowly.

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2012 (1)

N. J. Simrick, J. A. Kilner, and A. Atkinson, “Thermal stability of silver thin films on zirconia substrates,” Thin Solid Films 520, 2855 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (1)

K. H. Bevan, W. Zhu, H. Guo, and Zh. Zhang, “Terminating surface electromigration at the source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 156404 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2007 (2)

Lv. Jing, F. Lai, L. Lin, Y. Lin, Zh. Huang, and R. Chen, “Thermal stability of Ag films in air prepared by thermal evaporation,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 253, 7036 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Q. Fu and T. Wagner, “Interaction of nanostructured metal overlayers with oxide surfaces,” Surf. Sci. Rep. 62, 431 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

C. R. Henry, “Morphology of supported nanoparticles,” Prog. Surf. Sci. 80, 92 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

K. N. Tu, “Recent advances on electromigration in very-large-scale integration of interconnects,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 5451 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

H. C. Kim, T. L. Alford, and D. R. Allee, “Thickness dependence of the thermal stability of silver thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4287 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

N. Combe, P. Jensen, and A. Pimpinelli, “Changing shapes in the nanoworld,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 110 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

W. Hoheisel, M. Vollmer, and F. Trager, “Desorption of metal atoms with laser light: Mechanistic studies,” Phys. Rev. B 48, 17463 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1984 (1)

J. A. Venables, G. D. T. Spiller, and M. Hanbücken, “Nucleation and growth of thin films,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 47, 399 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1969 (1)

R. L. Schwoebel, “Step motion on crystal surfaces. II,” J. Appl. Phys. 40, 614 (1969).
[CrossRef]

1957 (1)

W. W. Mullins, “Theory of thermal grooving,” J. Appl. Phys. 28, 333 (1957).
[CrossRef]

Alford, T. L.

H. C. Kim, T. L. Alford, and D. R. Allee, “Thickness dependence of the thermal stability of silver thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4287 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Allee, D. R.

H. C. Kim, T. L. Alford, and D. R. Allee, “Thickness dependence of the thermal stability of silver thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4287 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Atkinson, A.

N. J. Simrick, J. A. Kilner, and A. Atkinson, “Thermal stability of silver thin films on zirconia substrates,” Thin Solid Films 520, 2855 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Bevan, K. H.

K. H. Bevan, W. Zhu, H. Guo, and Zh. Zhang, “Terminating surface electromigration at the source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 156404 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Bonch-Bruevich, A. M.

A. M. Bonch-Bruevich, T. A. Vartanyan, Yu. N. Maksimov, S. G. Przhibel’skiĭ, and V. V. Khromov, “Photodetachment of atoms from the continuous surface of a metal,” Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 97, 1761 (1990) [Sov. Phys. JETP70, 993 (1990)].

Chen, R.

Lv. Jing, F. Lai, L. Lin, Y. Lin, Zh. Huang, and R. Chen, “Thermal stability of Ag films in air prepared by thermal evaporation,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 253, 7036 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Combe, N.

N. Combe, P. Jensen, and A. Pimpinelli, “Changing shapes in the nanoworld,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 110 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Fu, Q.

Q. Fu and T. Wagner, “Interaction of nanostructured metal overlayers with oxide surfaces,” Surf. Sci. Rep. 62, 431 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Guo, H.

K. H. Bevan, W. Zhu, H. Guo, and Zh. Zhang, “Terminating surface electromigration at the source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 156404 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Hanbücken, M.

J. A. Venables, G. D. T. Spiller, and M. Hanbücken, “Nucleation and growth of thin films,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 47, 399 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Henry, C. R.

C. R. Henry, “Morphology of supported nanoparticles,” Prog. Surf. Sci. 80, 92 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hoheisel, W.

W. Hoheisel, M. Vollmer, and F. Trager, “Desorption of metal atoms with laser light: Mechanistic studies,” Phys. Rev. B 48, 17463 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Huang, Zh.

Lv. Jing, F. Lai, L. Lin, Y. Lin, Zh. Huang, and R. Chen, “Thermal stability of Ag films in air prepared by thermal evaporation,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 253, 7036 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ivlev, V. M.

V. M. Ivlev, L. I. Trusov, and V. A. Kholmyanskiĭ, Structural Transformation in Thin Films (Metallurgiya, Moscow, 1988).

Jensen, P.

N. Combe, P. Jensen, and A. Pimpinelli, “Changing shapes in the nanoworld,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 110 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Jing, Lv.

Lv. Jing, F. Lai, L. Lin, Y. Lin, Zh. Huang, and R. Chen, “Thermal stability of Ag films in air prepared by thermal evaporation,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 253, 7036 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Katayama, M.

K. Oura, V. G. Lifshits, A. A. Saranin, A. V. Zotov, and M. Katayama, Introduction to Surface Physics (Nauka, Moscow, 2006).

Kholmyanskii, V. A.

V. M. Ivlev, L. I. Trusov, and V. A. Kholmyanskiĭ, Structural Transformation in Thin Films (Metallurgiya, Moscow, 1988).

Khromov, V. V.

A. M. Bonch-Bruevich, T. A. Vartanyan, Yu. N. Maksimov, S. G. Przhibel’skiĭ, and V. V. Khromov, “Photodetachment of atoms from the continuous surface of a metal,” Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 97, 1761 (1990) [Sov. Phys. JETP70, 993 (1990)].

Kilner, J. A.

N. J. Simrick, J. A. Kilner, and A. Atkinson, “Thermal stability of silver thin films on zirconia substrates,” Thin Solid Films 520, 2855 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Kim, H. C.

H. C. Kim, T. L. Alford, and D. R. Allee, “Thickness dependence of the thermal stability of silver thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4287 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lai, F.

Lv. Jing, F. Lai, L. Lin, Y. Lin, Zh. Huang, and R. Chen, “Thermal stability of Ag films in air prepared by thermal evaporation,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 253, 7036 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Leonov, N. B.

N. B. Leonov, S. G. Przhibel’skiĭ, and T. A. Vartanyan, “Reversible relaxation of the shape of metal nanoparticles and its light-induced acceleration,” Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 91, 136 (2010) [JETP Lett.91, 125 (2010)].
[CrossRef]

Lifshits, V. G.

K. Oura, V. G. Lifshits, A. A. Saranin, A. V. Zotov, and M. Katayama, Introduction to Surface Physics (Nauka, Moscow, 2006).

Lin, L.

Lv. Jing, F. Lai, L. Lin, Y. Lin, Zh. Huang, and R. Chen, “Thermal stability of Ag films in air prepared by thermal evaporation,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 253, 7036 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lin, Y.

Lv. Jing, F. Lai, L. Lin, Y. Lin, Zh. Huang, and R. Chen, “Thermal stability of Ag films in air prepared by thermal evaporation,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 253, 7036 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Maksimov, Yu. N.

A. M. Bonch-Bruevich, T. A. Vartanyan, Yu. N. Maksimov, S. G. Przhibel’skiĭ, and V. V. Khromov, “Photodetachment of atoms from the continuous surface of a metal,” Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 97, 1761 (1990) [Sov. Phys. JETP70, 993 (1990)].

Mullins, W. W.

W. W. Mullins, “Theory of thermal grooving,” J. Appl. Phys. 28, 333 (1957).
[CrossRef]

Oura, K.

K. Oura, V. G. Lifshits, A. A. Saranin, A. V. Zotov, and M. Katayama, Introduction to Surface Physics (Nauka, Moscow, 2006).

Pimpinelli, A.

N. Combe, P. Jensen, and A. Pimpinelli, “Changing shapes in the nanoworld,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 110 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Przhibel’skii, S. G.

N. B. Leonov, S. G. Przhibel’skiĭ, and T. A. Vartanyan, “Reversible relaxation of the shape of metal nanoparticles and its light-induced acceleration,” Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 91, 136 (2010) [JETP Lett.91, 125 (2010)].
[CrossRef]

A. M. Bonch-Bruevich, T. A. Vartanyan, Yu. N. Maksimov, S. G. Przhibel’skiĭ, and V. V. Khromov, “Photodetachment of atoms from the continuous surface of a metal,” Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 97, 1761 (1990) [Sov. Phys. JETP70, 993 (1990)].

Saranin, A. A.

K. Oura, V. G. Lifshits, A. A. Saranin, A. V. Zotov, and M. Katayama, Introduction to Surface Physics (Nauka, Moscow, 2006).

Schwoebel, R. L.

R. L. Schwoebel, “Step motion on crystal surfaces. II,” J. Appl. Phys. 40, 614 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Simrick, N. J.

N. J. Simrick, J. A. Kilner, and A. Atkinson, “Thermal stability of silver thin films on zirconia substrates,” Thin Solid Films 520, 2855 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Spiller, G. D. T.

J. A. Venables, G. D. T. Spiller, and M. Hanbücken, “Nucleation and growth of thin films,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 47, 399 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Tochitskii, É. I.

É. I. Tochitskiĭ, Crystallization and Heat Treatment of Solid Films (Izd. Nauka i Tekhnika, Minsk, 1976).

Trager, F.

W. Hoheisel, M. Vollmer, and F. Trager, “Desorption of metal atoms with laser light: Mechanistic studies,” Phys. Rev. B 48, 17463 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Trusov, L. I.

V. M. Ivlev, L. I. Trusov, and V. A. Kholmyanskiĭ, Structural Transformation in Thin Films (Metallurgiya, Moscow, 1988).

Tu, K. N.

K. N. Tu, “Recent advances on electromigration in very-large-scale integration of interconnects,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 5451 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Vartanyan, T. A.

N. B. Leonov, S. G. Przhibel’skiĭ, and T. A. Vartanyan, “Reversible relaxation of the shape of metal nanoparticles and its light-induced acceleration,” Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 91, 136 (2010) [JETP Lett.91, 125 (2010)].
[CrossRef]

A. M. Bonch-Bruevich, T. A. Vartanyan, Yu. N. Maksimov, S. G. Przhibel’skiĭ, and V. V. Khromov, “Photodetachment of atoms from the continuous surface of a metal,” Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 97, 1761 (1990) [Sov. Phys. JETP70, 993 (1990)].

Venables, J. A.

J. A. Venables, G. D. T. Spiller, and M. Hanbücken, “Nucleation and growth of thin films,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 47, 399 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Vollmer, M.

W. Hoheisel, M. Vollmer, and F. Trager, “Desorption of metal atoms with laser light: Mechanistic studies,” Phys. Rev. B 48, 17463 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Wagner, T.

Q. Fu and T. Wagner, “Interaction of nanostructured metal overlayers with oxide surfaces,” Surf. Sci. Rep. 62, 431 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Zh.

K. H. Bevan, W. Zhu, H. Guo, and Zh. Zhang, “Terminating surface electromigration at the source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 156404 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, W.

K. H. Bevan, W. Zhu, H. Guo, and Zh. Zhang, “Terminating surface electromigration at the source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 156404 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zotov, A. V.

K. Oura, V. G. Lifshits, A. A. Saranin, A. V. Zotov, and M. Katayama, Introduction to Surface Physics (Nauka, Moscow, 2006).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

H. C. Kim, T. L. Alford, and D. R. Allee, “Thickness dependence of the thermal stability of silver thin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4287 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Surf. Sci. (1)

Lv. Jing, F. Lai, L. Lin, Y. Lin, Zh. Huang, and R. Chen, “Thermal stability of Ag films in air prepared by thermal evaporation,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 253, 7036 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (3)

K. N. Tu, “Recent advances on electromigration in very-large-scale integration of interconnects,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 5451 (2003).
[CrossRef]

W. W. Mullins, “Theory of thermal grooving,” J. Appl. Phys. 28, 333 (1957).
[CrossRef]

R. L. Schwoebel, “Step motion on crystal surfaces. II,” J. Appl. Phys. 40, 614 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

W. Hoheisel, M. Vollmer, and F. Trager, “Desorption of metal atoms with laser light: Mechanistic studies,” Phys. Rev. B 48, 17463 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

N. Combe, P. Jensen, and A. Pimpinelli, “Changing shapes in the nanoworld,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 110 (2000).
[CrossRef]

K. H. Bevan, W. Zhu, H. Guo, and Zh. Zhang, “Terminating surface electromigration at the source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 156404 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. JETP Lett. (1)

N. B. Leonov, S. G. Przhibel’skiĭ, and T. A. Vartanyan, “Reversible relaxation of the shape of metal nanoparticles and its light-induced acceleration,” Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 91, 136 (2010) [JETP Lett.91, 125 (2010)].
[CrossRef]

Prog. Surf. Sci. (1)

C. R. Henry, “Morphology of supported nanoparticles,” Prog. Surf. Sci. 80, 92 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Rep. Prog. Phys. (1)

J. A. Venables, G. D. T. Spiller, and M. Hanbücken, “Nucleation and growth of thin films,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 47, 399 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Surf. Sci. Rep. (1)

Q. Fu and T. Wagner, “Interaction of nanostructured metal overlayers with oxide surfaces,” Surf. Sci. Rep. 62, 431 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Thin Solid Films (1)

N. J. Simrick, J. A. Kilner, and A. Atkinson, “Thermal stability of silver thin films on zirconia substrates,” Thin Solid Films 520, 2855 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. Sov. Phys. JETP (1)

A. M. Bonch-Bruevich, T. A. Vartanyan, Yu. N. Maksimov, S. G. Przhibel’skiĭ, and V. V. Khromov, “Photodetachment of atoms from the continuous surface of a metal,” Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 97, 1761 (1990) [Sov. Phys. JETP70, 993 (1990)].

Other (3)

K. Oura, V. G. Lifshits, A. A. Saranin, A. V. Zotov, and M. Katayama, Introduction to Surface Physics (Nauka, Moscow, 2006).

É. I. Tochitskiĭ, Crystallization and Heat Treatment of Solid Films (Izd. Nauka i Tekhnika, Minsk, 1976).

V. M. Ivlev, L. I. Trusov, and V. A. Kholmyanskiĭ, Structural Transformation in Thin Films (Metallurgiya, Moscow, 1988).

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