Thin Film Analysis by X-Ray Scattering
1. Edition October 2005
XXII, 356 Pages, Hardcover
Practical Approach Book
Emphasizing a hands-on approach, starting out from theory and leading to practical applications, the author introduces this field in a clear and precise manner.
With contributions by Paul F. Fewster and Christoph Genzel.
With contributions by Paul F. Fewster and Christoph Genzel
While X-ray diffraction investigation of powders and polycrystalline matter was at the forefront of materials science in the 1960s and 70s, high-tech applications at the beginning of the 21st century are driven by the materials science of thin films. Very much an interdisciplinary field, chemists, biochemists, materials scientists, physicists and engineers all have a common interest in thin films and their manifold uses and applications.
Grain size, porosity, density, preferred orientation and other properties are important to know: whether thin films fulfill their intended function depends crucially on their structure and morphology once a chemical composition has been chosen. Although their backgrounds differ greatly, all the involved specialists a profound understanding of how structural properties may be determined in order to perform their respective tasks in search of new and modern materials, coatings and functions. The author undertakes this in-depth introduction to the field of thin film X-ray characterization in a clear and precise manner.
Identification of Chemical Phases
Line Profile Analysis
Grazing Incidence Configurations
Texture and Preferred Orientation
Residual Stress Analysis
High Resolution X-ray Diffraction
He is involved in the development of thin film systems for applications in photovoltaics, sensor technology and as protective coatings. His main scientific interest is focused on the structure and morphology of thin films, their investigation by x-ray scattering techniques and the relation between structure and function.