Physics of Thin Films - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125330060, 9781483144931

Physics of Thin Films

1st Edition

Advances in Research and Development

Editors: Maurice H. Francombe Richard W. Hoffman
eBook ISBN: 9781483144931
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th June 1971
Page Count: 384
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Physics of Thin Films: Advances in Research and Development, Volume 6 reviews the rapid progress that has been made in research and development concerning the physics of thin films, with emphasis on metallic films. Topics covered include anodic oxide films, thin metal films and wires, and multilayer magnetic films. This volume is comprised of five chapters and begins with a discussion on the dielectric properties and the technique of plasma anodization which are relevant to the applications of anodic oxide films in electronic devices. Conduction, polarization, and dielectric breakdown effects are also considered. The next chapter examines studies on size-dependent electrical conduction in thin metal films and wires, paying particular attention to both classical and quantum size effects and some of the anisotropic characteristics of epitaxial metal films. The reader is then introduced to the optical properties of metal films and interactions in multilayer magnetic films. This text concludes with a chapter that looks at diffusion in metallic films and presents experimental results for phase-forming systems, miscible systems, and lateral diffusion. This monograph will be of value to students and practitioners of physics, especially those interested in thin films.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 6


Contents of Previous Volumes

Articles planned for Future Volumes

Anodic Oxide Films

I. Introduction

II. Introductory Survey of Some General Features of Anodization

III. Theories of the Ionic Conduction Process

IV. Gaseous Anodization

V. Dielectric Properties


Size-Dependent Electrical Conduction in Thin Metal Films and Wires

I. Introduction

II. Theory of Classical Size Effects

III. Experimental Measurements

IV. Quantum Size Effects


Optical Properties of Metallic Films

I. Introduction

II. Optical Properties of Metals

III. Formulas for Thin Homogeneous and Isotropic Metallic Films

IV. Very Thin Films

V. Anisotropic Films

VI. Measurement of the Optical Parameters of Metallic Films

VII. Specific Optical Properties of Thin Metallic Films


Interactions in Multilayer Magnetic Films

I. Introduction

II. Interaction Phenomena

III. Effects of Coupling

IV. Applications of Multilayer Films

V. Conclusions


Diffusion in Metallic Films

I. Introduction

II. Metal Systems

III. Experimental Methods

IV. Experimental Results

V. Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


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