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Measuring surface roughness of an optical thin film with scanning tunneling microscopes
Author(s): Khaled J. Habib; Virgil B. Eling; C. Wu
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Paper Abstract

Surface roughness of a fine metallic film. i.e.. mirror finished. has been determined by a Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM). The mean value o the roughness is measured based on STM images of a three dimensional line plot of the surface profile. The technique is found capable of determining the roughness in a nanoscopic scale, lO m. Such technique is used in the present work to measure the roughness of various thin films ( 1 5 tm) in amorphous and crystalline structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1270, Optical Thin Films and Applications, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20373
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Khaled J. Habib, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (Kuwait)
Virgil B. Eling, Digital Instruments, Inc. (United States)
C. Wu, Digital Instruments, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1270:
Optical Thin Films and Applications
Reinhard Herrmann, Editor(s)

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