Table 1

Characteristic features of substrates annealed at different temperatures and nanostructures grown on these substrates

Substrate anneal T (°C)

RMS roughness (nm)

Terrace width (nm)

Gold droplet size (nm)

Gold droplet density (cm-2)

Nanostructure density (cm-2)


As-received

0.46

N/A

24.5 ± 10.8

7.3 · 1010

2.53 · 108

1,000

0.36

30-150

22.3 ± 10.2

7.0 · 1010

4.21 · 108

1,200

0.24

100-700

24.0 ± 9.3

6.8 · 1010

1.19 · 109

1,400

0.16

100-350

19.4 ± 6.5

1.4 · 1011

9.87 · 108


Weigand et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:566   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-566

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