Abstract

The optical and electrical properties of granular silver films on the surface of sapphire substrates have been experimentally investigated, and measurements have been made during deposition and thermal annealing. The extinction spectra of the granular silver films were measured during deposition. The dependences of the resistance of the films on the final thickness and deposition rate have been established. It is found that the resistance of the films deposited at room temperature continues to change after deposition has ceased, with the character of these changes depending on the rate with which the film was deposited: The resistance increases in films deposited slowly and falls off in those deposited quickly. As a result of annealing at temperatures of the order of 100°C, films deposited at a high rate convert to a high-resistance state, in which they possess distinctive electrical properties: Under a voltage of more than 5 V, their resistance sharply falls off by 5–7 orders of magnitude.

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2013 (2)

V. E.  Vashchenko, I. A.  Gladskikh, S. G.  Przhibel’skiĭ, V. V.  Khromov, T. A.  Vartanyan, “Conductivity and photoconductivity of granular silver films on a sapphire substrate,” Opt. Zh. 80, No. 5, 3 (2013) [J. Opt. Technol. 80, 263 (2013)].

E. V.  Vashchenko, T. A.  Vartanyan, F.  Hubenthal, “Photoconductivity of silver nanoparticle ensembles on quartz glass (SiO2) supports assisted by localized surface plasmon excitations,” Plasmonics 8, 1265 (2013).
[CrossRef]

2011 (1)

O.  Baker, B.  Shedd, R. J.  Tseng, A. A.  Martinez-Morales, C. S.  Ozkan, M.  Ozkan, Y.  Yang, R. B.  Kaner, “Size control of gold nanoparticles grown on polyaniline nanofibers for bistable memory devices,” ACS Nano 5, 3469 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

K.  Fujiwara, T.  Nemoto, M. J.  Rozenberg, Y.  Nakamura, H.  Takagi, “Resistance switching and formation of a conductive bridge in metal/binary oxide/metal structure for memory devices,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 6266 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

A.  Kiesow, J. E.  Morris, C.  Radehaus, A.  Heilmann, “Switching behavior of plasma polymer films containing silver nanoparticles,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6988 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Baker, O.

O.  Baker, B.  Shedd, R. J.  Tseng, A. A.  Martinez-Morales, C. S.  Ozkan, M.  Ozkan, Y.  Yang, R. B.  Kaner, “Size control of gold nanoparticles grown on polyaniline nanofibers for bistable memory devices,” ACS Nano 5, 3469 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Chopra, K. L.

K. L.  Chopra, Thin Film Phenomena (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1969; Mir, Moscow, 1972).

Fujiwara, K.

K.  Fujiwara, T.  Nemoto, M. J.  Rozenberg, Y.  Nakamura, H.  Takagi, “Resistance switching and formation of a conductive bridge in metal/binary oxide/metal structure for memory devices,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 6266 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gladskikh, I. A.

V. E.  Vashchenko, I. A.  Gladskikh, S. G.  Przhibel’skiĭ, V. V.  Khromov, T. A.  Vartanyan, “Conductivity and photoconductivity of granular silver films on a sapphire substrate,” Opt. Zh. 80, No. 5, 3 (2013) [J. Opt. Technol. 80, 263 (2013)].

T. A.  Vartanyan, I. A.  Gladskikh, N. B.  Leonov, S. G.  Przhibel’skiĭ, “Thin structures and conduction switching in labyrinthine silver films on sapphire,” Submitted to Fiz. Tverd. Tela, 2014.

Heilmann, A.

A.  Kiesow, J. E.  Morris, C.  Radehaus, A.  Heilmann, “Switching behavior of plasma polymer films containing silver nanoparticles,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6988 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hubenthal, F.

E. V.  Vashchenko, T. A.  Vartanyan, F.  Hubenthal, “Photoconductivity of silver nanoparticle ensembles on quartz glass (SiO2) supports assisted by localized surface plasmon excitations,” Plasmonics 8, 1265 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Kaner, R. B.

O.  Baker, B.  Shedd, R. J.  Tseng, A. A.  Martinez-Morales, C. S.  Ozkan, M.  Ozkan, Y.  Yang, R. B.  Kaner, “Size control of gold nanoparticles grown on polyaniline nanofibers for bistable memory devices,” ACS Nano 5, 3469 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Khromov, V. V.

V. E.  Vashchenko, I. A.  Gladskikh, S. G.  Przhibel’skiĭ, V. V.  Khromov, T. A.  Vartanyan, “Conductivity and photoconductivity of granular silver films on a sapphire substrate,” Opt. Zh. 80, No. 5, 3 (2013) [J. Opt. Technol. 80, 263 (2013)].

Kiesow, A.

A.  Kiesow, J. E.  Morris, C.  Radehaus, A.  Heilmann, “Switching behavior of plasma polymer films containing silver nanoparticles,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6988 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Klimov, V. V.

V. V.  Klimov, Nanoplasmonics (FIZMATLIT, Moscow, 2009).

Leonov, N. B.

T. A.  Vartanyan, I. A.  Gladskikh, N. B.  Leonov, S. G.  Przhibel’skiĭ, “Thin structures and conduction switching in labyrinthine silver films on sapphire,” Submitted to Fiz. Tverd. Tela, 2014.

Martinez-Morales, A. A.

O.  Baker, B.  Shedd, R. J.  Tseng, A. A.  Martinez-Morales, C. S.  Ozkan, M.  Ozkan, Y.  Yang, R. B.  Kaner, “Size control of gold nanoparticles grown on polyaniline nanofibers for bistable memory devices,” ACS Nano 5, 3469 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Morris, J. E.

A.  Kiesow, J. E.  Morris, C.  Radehaus, A.  Heilmann, “Switching behavior of plasma polymer films containing silver nanoparticles,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6988 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nakamura, Y.

K.  Fujiwara, T.  Nemoto, M. J.  Rozenberg, Y.  Nakamura, H.  Takagi, “Resistance switching and formation of a conductive bridge in metal/binary oxide/metal structure for memory devices,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 6266 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nemoto, T.

K.  Fujiwara, T.  Nemoto, M. J.  Rozenberg, Y.  Nakamura, H.  Takagi, “Resistance switching and formation of a conductive bridge in metal/binary oxide/metal structure for memory devices,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 6266 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ozkan, C. S.

O.  Baker, B.  Shedd, R. J.  Tseng, A. A.  Martinez-Morales, C. S.  Ozkan, M.  Ozkan, Y.  Yang, R. B.  Kaner, “Size control of gold nanoparticles grown on polyaniline nanofibers for bistable memory devices,” ACS Nano 5, 3469 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ozkan, M.

O.  Baker, B.  Shedd, R. J.  Tseng, A. A.  Martinez-Morales, C. S.  Ozkan, M.  Ozkan, Y.  Yang, R. B.  Kaner, “Size control of gold nanoparticles grown on polyaniline nanofibers for bistable memory devices,” ACS Nano 5, 3469 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Przhibel’skii, S. G.

V. E.  Vashchenko, I. A.  Gladskikh, S. G.  Przhibel’skiĭ, V. V.  Khromov, T. A.  Vartanyan, “Conductivity and photoconductivity of granular silver films on a sapphire substrate,” Opt. Zh. 80, No. 5, 3 (2013) [J. Opt. Technol. 80, 263 (2013)].

T. A.  Vartanyan, I. A.  Gladskikh, N. B.  Leonov, S. G.  Przhibel’skiĭ, “Thin structures and conduction switching in labyrinthine silver films on sapphire,” Submitted to Fiz. Tverd. Tela, 2014.

Radehaus, C.

A.  Kiesow, J. E.  Morris, C.  Radehaus, A.  Heilmann, “Switching behavior of plasma polymer films containing silver nanoparticles,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6988 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Rozenberg, M. J.

K.  Fujiwara, T.  Nemoto, M. J.  Rozenberg, Y.  Nakamura, H.  Takagi, “Resistance switching and formation of a conductive bridge in metal/binary oxide/metal structure for memory devices,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 6266 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Shedd, B.

O.  Baker, B.  Shedd, R. J.  Tseng, A. A.  Martinez-Morales, C. S.  Ozkan, M.  Ozkan, Y.  Yang, R. B.  Kaner, “Size control of gold nanoparticles grown on polyaniline nanofibers for bistable memory devices,” ACS Nano 5, 3469 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Takagi, H.

K.  Fujiwara, T.  Nemoto, M. J.  Rozenberg, Y.  Nakamura, H.  Takagi, “Resistance switching and formation of a conductive bridge in metal/binary oxide/metal structure for memory devices,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 6266 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tseng, R. J.

O.  Baker, B.  Shedd, R. J.  Tseng, A. A.  Martinez-Morales, C. S.  Ozkan, M.  Ozkan, Y.  Yang, R. B.  Kaner, “Size control of gold nanoparticles grown on polyaniline nanofibers for bistable memory devices,” ACS Nano 5, 3469 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Vartanyan, T. A.

E. V.  Vashchenko, T. A.  Vartanyan, F.  Hubenthal, “Photoconductivity of silver nanoparticle ensembles on quartz glass (SiO2) supports assisted by localized surface plasmon excitations,” Plasmonics 8, 1265 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. E.  Vashchenko, I. A.  Gladskikh, S. G.  Przhibel’skiĭ, V. V.  Khromov, T. A.  Vartanyan, “Conductivity and photoconductivity of granular silver films on a sapphire substrate,” Opt. Zh. 80, No. 5, 3 (2013) [J. Opt. Technol. 80, 263 (2013)].

T. A.  Vartanyan, I. A.  Gladskikh, N. B.  Leonov, S. G.  Przhibel’skiĭ, “Thin structures and conduction switching in labyrinthine silver films on sapphire,” Submitted to Fiz. Tverd. Tela, 2014.

Vashchenko, E. V.

E. V.  Vashchenko, T. A.  Vartanyan, F.  Hubenthal, “Photoconductivity of silver nanoparticle ensembles on quartz glass (SiO2) supports assisted by localized surface plasmon excitations,” Plasmonics 8, 1265 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Vashchenko, V. E.

V. E.  Vashchenko, I. A.  Gladskikh, S. G.  Przhibel’skiĭ, V. V.  Khromov, T. A.  Vartanyan, “Conductivity and photoconductivity of granular silver films on a sapphire substrate,” Opt. Zh. 80, No. 5, 3 (2013) [J. Opt. Technol. 80, 263 (2013)].

Yang, Y.

O.  Baker, B.  Shedd, R. J.  Tseng, A. A.  Martinez-Morales, C. S.  Ozkan, M.  Ozkan, Y.  Yang, R. B.  Kaner, “Size control of gold nanoparticles grown on polyaniline nanofibers for bistable memory devices,” ACS Nano 5, 3469 (2011).
[CrossRef]

ACS Nano (1)

O.  Baker, B.  Shedd, R. J.  Tseng, A. A.  Martinez-Morales, C. S.  Ozkan, M.  Ozkan, Y.  Yang, R. B.  Kaner, “Size control of gold nanoparticles grown on polyaniline nanofibers for bistable memory devices,” ACS Nano 5, 3469 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

A.  Kiesow, J. E.  Morris, C.  Radehaus, A.  Heilmann, “Switching behavior of plasma polymer films containing silver nanoparticles,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6988 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

K.  Fujiwara, T.  Nemoto, M. J.  Rozenberg, Y.  Nakamura, H.  Takagi, “Resistance switching and formation of a conductive bridge in metal/binary oxide/metal structure for memory devices,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 6266 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Zh. (1)

V. E.  Vashchenko, I. A.  Gladskikh, S. G.  Przhibel’skiĭ, V. V.  Khromov, T. A.  Vartanyan, “Conductivity and photoconductivity of granular silver films on a sapphire substrate,” Opt. Zh. 80, No. 5, 3 (2013) [J. Opt. Technol. 80, 263 (2013)].

Plasmonics (1)

E. V.  Vashchenko, T. A.  Vartanyan, F.  Hubenthal, “Photoconductivity of silver nanoparticle ensembles on quartz glass (SiO2) supports assisted by localized surface plasmon excitations,” Plasmonics 8, 1265 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

V. V.  Klimov, Nanoplasmonics (FIZMATLIT, Moscow, 2009).

T. A.  Vartanyan, I. A.  Gladskikh, N. B.  Leonov, S. G.  Przhibel’skiĭ, “Thin structures and conduction switching in labyrinthine silver films on sapphire,” Submitted to Fiz. Tverd. Tela, 2014.

K. L.  Chopra, Thin Film Phenomena (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1969; Mir, Moscow, 1972).

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