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Keywords:

  • single-crystalline silver;
  • plasmonics;
  • surface plasmon polaritons;
  • dielectric functions;
  • epitaxial growth
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A simple route to flat, large-area, single-crystalline films for plasmonics is demonstrated by sputter deposition of silver onto mica substrates at elevated temperatures. The films exhibit improved dielectric properties and allow more precise patterning of high-quality nanostructures for plasmonic applications.