Controlling Ag whisker growth using very thin metallic films

H. Tohmyoh, M. Yasuda, Masumi Saka

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The selective growth of Ag nano-whiskers on polycrystalline films was realized by introducing an additional artificial layer onto the films. Ag nano-whiskers with diameter ∼200 nm and length ∼3 μm were successfully generated from Ag films covered with a 1-nm-thick SiO2 layer. However, the formation of Ag whiskers/hillocks on the top surface of the film could be suppressed using thick SiO2 layers or ductile Au layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-292
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 1


  • Nanostructure
  • Silver
  • Thin films
  • Whiskers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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