Deposited Gold for Charge Referencing – Be Careful
BE of Gold deposited as a thin film changes as the thickness of the Gold increases, which makes deposited Gold very difficult to use for Charge Referencing.
A bigger problem is that Gold islands migrate with time to make bigger clusters which makes it even more difficult to trust this style of charge referencing.
Reference Kohiki paper
C.C. Chusei, X. Lai, K. Luo and D. W. Goodman, Topics in Catalysis, Vol 14, pp 71-83, (2001)