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Modeling the properties of unbacked thin films
Author(s): John O. Stoner
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Paper Abstract

Thin films are used as coatings and filters on solid substrates in optics, condensed-matter physics, and many other fields. Ballistic-aggregation simulations have served well to explain the properties of such films and to suggest methods for their improvement. Thin films are also widely used without backings, as self-supporting structures. We have used simulations to advantage in the modeling of such components. To explain some of their properties, 3-D modeling is essential and a simple modeling program is adequate. Our studies using both 2-D and 3-D methods explain qualitatively the tendency of such films to curl, the directional character of that curling, the differing x-ray reflectance from the two sides of such a film, and the variation of mechanical and other properties upon position in a large film.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1324, Modeling of Optical Thin Films II, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22434
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John O. Stoner, Arizona Carbon Foil Co. and Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1324:
Modeling of Optical Thin Films II
Michael Ray Jacobson, Editor(s)

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