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Pulsed electrothermal technique for the characterization of dielectric films
Author(s): Simona Bauer-Gogonea; Siegfried Bauer; Werner Wirges
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Paper Abstract

Several adaptations of the well known thermal-pulse technique for the determination of the spatial distribution of polarization across the film thickness will be discussed, which enable the in-situ investigation of piezo-, pyroelectric, elastic and thermal material properties during i.e. thermal cycles and chemical reactions within one easy- to-use experimental setup. Illustrations of the techniques are given by employing ferroelectric polymers, as well as amorphous, photonics polymers. Pulsed electrothermal techniques are easy-to-use, fast, highly sensitive and reliable, and therefore suitable for opening broad new fields of research in thin film materials characterization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4017, Polymers and Liquid Crystals, (14 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373696
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Simona Bauer-Gogonea, Johannes-Kepler-Univ. Linz (Austria)
Siegfried Bauer, Johannes-Kepler-Univ. Linz (Austria)
Werner Wirges, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4017:
Polymers and Liquid Crystals

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