Physics of Thin Films

Physics of Thin Films

Advances in Research and Development

1st Edition - June 28, 1971

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  • Editors: Maurice H. Francombe, Richard W. Hoffman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483144931

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: June 28, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483144931

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Maurice H. Francombe

Richard W. Hoffman

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