Description

Advanced techniques for characterizing thin film growth in situ help to develop improved understanding and faster diagnosis of issues with the process. In situ characterization of thin film growth reviews current and developing techniques for characterizing the growth of thin films, covering an important gap in research.

Part one covers electron diffraction techniques for in situ study of thin film growth, including chapters on topics such as reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and inelastic scattering techniques. Part two focuses on photoemission techniques, with chapters covering ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy (UPS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and in situ spectroscopic ellipsometry for characterization of thin film growth. Finally, part three discusses alternative in situ characterization techniques. Chapters focus on topics such as ion beam surface characterization, real time in situ surface monitoring of thin film growth, deposition vapour monitoring and the use of surface x-ray diffraction for studying epitaxial film growth.

With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, In situ characterization of thin film growth is a standard reference for materials scientists and engineers in the electronics and photonics industries, as well as all those with an academic research interest in this area.

Key Features

  • Chapters review electron diffraction techniques, including the methodology for observations and measurements
  • Discusses the principles and applications of photoemission techniques
  • Examines alternative in situ characterisation techniques

Readership

Materials scientists and engineers in the electronics and photonics industries, as well as all those with research interest in this area.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) for in situ characterization of thin film growth

Abstract:

1.1 Reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and pulsed laser deposition (PLD)

1.2 Basic principles of RHEED

1.3 Analysis of typical RHEED patterns: the influence of surface disorder

1.4 Crystal growth: kinetics vs thermodynamics

1.5 Variations of the specular intensity during deposition

1.6 Kinetical growth modes and the intensity response in RHEED

1.7 RHEED intensity variations and Monte Carlo simulations

1.8 Conclusions

1.9 Acknowledgements

Chapter 2: Inelastic scattering techniques for in situ characterization of thin film growth: backscatter Kikuchi diffraction

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Kikuchi patterns

2.3 Kikuchi lines in reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) images

2.4 Dual-screen RHEED and Kikuchi pattern collection

2.5 Lattice parameter determination

2.6 Epitaxial film strain determination

2.7 Kinematic and dynamic scattering

2.8 Epitaxial film structure determination

2.9 Conclusion

Chapter 3: Ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy (UPS) for in situ characterization of thin film growth

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Principles of ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy (UPS)

3.3 Applications of UPS to thin film systems

3.4 Future trends

Chapter 4: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) for in situ characterization of thin film growth

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 In situ monitoring of thin film growth

4.3 Measuring the reaction of thin films with gases using ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)

4.4 In situ measurements of buried interfaces using high kinetic energy XPS (HAXPES)

4.5

Details

No. of pages:
296
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857094957
Print ISBN:
9781845699345

About the editors

Gertjan Koster

Gertjan Koster is Associate Professor at the University of Twente, The Netherlands.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Twente, The Netherlands

Guus Rijnders

Guus Rijnders is Chairman of Inorganic Materials Science at the University of Twente, The Netherlands.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Twente, The Netherlands