Structural studies of silver metal "liquidlike" films

D. Yogev, M. Deutsch, S. Efrima

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We report a detailed study of the silver MELLF by optical and electron microscopy (SEM and TEM), densitometry, and moire deflectometry for various surfactants and organic phases. A dispersed structure was found with basic particles of diameter as small as 2-3 nm. Moire deflectometry gave the physical thickness of the films to be about 4 μm. Densitometry measurements indicated the amount of silver in the film is equal to that of an evaporated continuous silver film of thickness 20-60 nm. The films are found to be inhomogeneous in the horizontal plane. A comparison to black, granular interfacial films was also carried out. The evident visual differences between the various films were not strongly reflected in the microscopical results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4174-4179
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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