back2test.barrica94.cl/pi-intex-piscina-vacuum.php Thin film deposition technology and the science have progressed rapidly in the direction of engineered thin film coatings and surface engineering . Plasmas are used more extensively.
Accordingly, advanced thin film deposition processes have been developed and new technologies have been adapted to conventional deposition processes. The market and applications for thin film coatings have also increased astronomically, particularly in the biomedical, display and energy fields.
Thin films have distinct advantages over bulk materials. Because most processes used to deposit thin films are nonequilibrium in nature, the composition of thin films is not constrained by metallurgical phase diagrams. Crystalline phase composition can also be varied to certain extent by deposition conditions and plasma enhancement.
Virtually every property of the thin film depends on and can be modified by the deposition process and not all processes produce materials with the same properties. Microstructure, surface morphology, tribological, electrical, and optical properties of the thin film are all controlled by the deposition process. A single material can be used in several different applications and technologies, and the optimum properties for each application may depend on the deposition process used.
Since not all deposit technologies yield the same properties or microstructures, the deposition process must be chosen to fit the required properties and application.
For example, diamond-like carbon DLC films are used to reduce the coefficient of friction of a surface and improve wear resistance, but they are also used in infrared optical and electronic devices. Titanium dioxide TiO 2 is probably the most important and widely used thin film optical material and is also used in photocatalytic devices and self-cleaning windows, and may have important applications in hydrogen production. Zinc oxide ZnO has an excellent piezoelectric properties but is also used as a transparent conductive coating and spintronics applications.
Silicon nitride Si 3 N 4 is a widely used hard optical material but also has excellent piezoelectric response.
Aluminum oxide Al 2 O 3 is a widely used optical material and is also used in gas barriers and tribology applications. The list goes on….. Engineered materials are the future of thin film technology. Engineered structures such as superlattices, nanolaminates, nanotubes, nanocomposites, smart materials, photonic bandgap materials, molecularly doped polymeres and structured materials all have the capacity to expand and increase the functionality of thin films and coatings used in a variety of applications and provide new applications. New advanced deposition processes and hybrid processes are being used and developed to deposit advanced thin film materials and structures not possible with conventional techniques a decade ago.
For example, until recently it was important to deposit fully dense films for all applications, but now films with engineered porosity are finding a wide range of new applications. Hybrid processes, combining unbalanced magnetron sputtering and filtered cathodic arc deposition for example, are achieving thin film materials with record hardness. Organic materials are also playing a much more important role in many types of coating structures and applications, including organic electronics and organic light emitting devices OLED.
These materials have several advantages compared to inorganic materials, including low cost, high deposition rates, large area coverage, and unique physical and optical properties. It is also possible to molecularly dope and form nanocomposites with organic materials. In addition to traditional metalizing and glass coating, large area deposition, decorative coating and vacuum web coating have become important industrial processes.
Vacuum web coating processes employ a number of deposition technologies and hybrid processes, most recently vacuum polymer deposition VPD and have new exciting applications in thin film photovoltaics, flexible displays, large area detectors, electrochromic windows, and energy efficiency. Thus we see that each thin film deposition process can be used for a range of applications and that some are more conducive than others with respect to certain applications and materials.
The following processes with be reviewed:. Density and microstructure of thin films depends on a number of factors, but primarily on the energy of the species adatoms incident on the substrate. Microstructure of the thin film includes the crystalline structure, morphology, density, defects and inclusions, voids and grain structure.
Electrical properties also depend on microstructure. As we described in an earlier Blog, adatom energies range from a few tenths of an eV for thermal evaporation to tenths to hundreds of eV for sputtering. Adhesion of the thin film to the substrate also critically depends on energy of the species.
Because they are nonequilibrium processes, each atomistic deposition process has the potential to deposit materials that vary significantly from the source material in composition, microstructure, mechanical properties, tribological properties, and physical properties conductivity, optical properties, etc. The resulting films may have high intrinsic stress, high concentration of point defects, extremely fine grain size, highly oriented microstructures, metastable phases, incorporated impurities, and micro to macro porosity.
These properties have significant influence on the physical, corrosion resistance, and mechanical and tribological properties of the deposited film . Microstructure can be varied over wide ranges depending on deposition process and conditions. To fully understand thin film microstructure it will be instructive to first elucidate film growth processes: how the film evolves during growth and the major factors that affect nucleation, growth, and microstructure. It also includes chapters on safety and hazards, and prediction of service time models.
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