Topographical interpretation of vacuum-deposited fine metallic particles

M. J. Yacamán, L. D. Romeu, A. Gómez, Z. A. Munir

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Morphological features of vacuum–deposited gold particles are investigated. It is shown that the use of bright–field imaging techniques is inadequate for assessing these features but that unambiguous topographical information can be obtained through the use of a weak–beam dark-field technique. Coalesced gold particles deposited on KC1 substrates are shown to be facetted except when undergoing ooalesoence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-651
Number of pages7
JournalPhilosophical Magazine A: Physics of Condensed Matter, Structure, Defects and Mechanical Properties
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Metals and Alloys


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