Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 2 of 2

Full-Text Articles in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Generalized Ellipsometry On Sculptured Thin Films Made By Glancing Angle Deposition, Daniel Schmidt Dec 2010

Generalized Ellipsometry On Sculptured Thin Films Made By Glancing Angle Deposition, Daniel Schmidt

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research from Electrical & Computer Engineering

In this thesis, physical properties of highly optically and magnetically anisotropic metal sculptured thin films made by glancing angle deposition are presented. Predominantly, the determination of optical and magneto-optical properties with spectroscopic generalized Mueller matrix ellipsometry and homogenization approaches is discussed. Nomenclatures are proposed to unambiguously identify the sculptured thin film geometry.

Generalized ellipsometry, a non-destructive optical characterization technique, is employed to determine geometrical structure and anisotropic dielectric properties of highly spatially coherent three-dimensionally nanostructured thin films in the spectral range from 400 to 1700 nm. The analysis of metal slanted columnar thin films (F1-STFs) deposited at glancing angle (θ ...


High Aspect Ratio Nanoscale Metallic Structures As Transparent Electrodes, Ping Kuang, Joong Mok Park, Wai Y. Leung, Tae-Geun Kim, Kristen P. Constant Aug 2010

High Aspect Ratio Nanoscale Metallic Structures As Transparent Electrodes, Ping Kuang, Joong Mok Park, Wai Y. Leung, Tae-Geun Kim, Kristen P. Constant

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

A novel technique based on the two polymer micro-transfer molding (2-P μTM) for fabricating one dimensional (1D) high aspect ratio nanoscale metallic structures is presented and experimental characterization is described. Glancing angle metal deposition and physical argon ion milling (etching) techniques were also employed in processing. The resulting metallic structures have high transmission (~80%) in the visible spectrum and have superior electrical conductivity (resistance from 2.4 -7.3 Ω) compared to standard indium-tin oxide (ITO) glass. Thus, the high aspect ratio metallic structures are a promising alternative with potentially superior performances to ITO glass as transparent electrodes for organic ...