A study was performed on the agglomeration behavior of Au and Cu films with a thickness of 5 and 50 nm deposited on thermal SiO2 substrate. It was reported that the Au films agglomerate through void nucleation at the initial stage and grow subsequently with snowflake-like branches. It was found that the agglomeration of Cu films followed the grain boundary grooving process.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)