Structural and optical characteristics of Ag nanoparticles embedded in homoepitaxial SrTiO3thin films

Yan Wang, W. Huang, Jiyan Dai

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Silver nanoparticles embedded in homoepitaxial SrTiO3thin films are prepared by laser molecular beam epitaxy technique combined with nanocluster beam source. Microstructural analysis reveals that Ag nanoparticles are well isolated within the film with an average size of 16 nm. The existence of Ag nanoparticles alters the epitaxial growth orientation of SrTiO3and makes the film deviate from the epitaxial growth orientation. The surface plasmon resonance of Ag nanoparticles is studied by optical absorption spectrum and photoluminescence spectrum. The position of surface plasmon resonance peak in the absorption spectrum is explained using modified Mie's theory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-102
Number of pages7
JournalIntegrated Ferroelectrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2013
EventInternational Symposium on Integrated Functionalities, ISIF 2012 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 18 Jun 201221 Jun 2012


  • Ag nanoparticles
  • Homoepitaxial growth
  • SrTiO thin film 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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