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Evaluation of imperfect gold/glass interfaces using scanning acoustic microscopy
Author(s): Klaus Kosbi; Thomas Blum; Ulla Scheer; Siegfried Boseck
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Paper Abstract

A quantitative measurement method for the evaluation of thin film adhesion is desired in a wide range of thin film applications. As an example, we investigated the bonding conditions of gold layers on glass substrate. The interface was modified by introducing a thin layer of silicone oil. With increasing oil thickness we assume the adhesion to get worse. Using quantitative scanning acoustic microscopy (SAM) surface acoustic waves (SAW) dispersion curves were measured. Significant variations with the oil layer thickness were found. By fitting the measured data to theoretical curves, stiffness constants which describe the quality of adhesion, can be derived. Our theoretical model is based on the quasi-static model developed by BAIK and THOMPSON. Variation of the interfacial stiffness constants leads to good adhesion Rayleigh-type SAWs propagate on the samples, whereas in the case of bad adhesion a Sezawa-type SAW is generated. The SAM measurements are in good agreement with destructive measurements using the scratch test.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3581, Acousto-Optics and Applications III, (11 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330495
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus Kosbi, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)
Thomas Blum, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)
Ulla Scheer, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)
Siegfried Boseck, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3581:
Acousto-Optics and Applications III

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