By N.M. Bashara?
Ellipsometry is a different optical means of nice sensitivity for in situ non-destructive characterization of floor (inter-facial) phenomena (reactions) using the switch within the country of polarization of a light-wave probe. even though identified for nearly a century, using ellipsometry has elevated swiftly within the final twenty years. one of the most important fresh advancements are new functions, novel and automatic instrumentation and strategies for error-free info analysis.
This e-book offers the mandatory analytical and experimental instruments wanted for useful figuring out and use of those advancements. it truly is directed to those that are already operating within the box and, extra importantly, to the newcomer who might in a different way need to sift via a number of hundred released papers. The authors first current a entire examine of different mathematical representations of polarized gentle and the way such mild is processed via optical platforms, happening to teach how those instruments are utilized to the research of ellipsometer platforms. to narrate ellipsometric measurements to floor homes, use is then made from electromagnetic conception. Experimental concepts and equipment are defined and the various fascinating functions of ellipsometry to floor and thin-film phenomena are reviewed.
This reference paintings is addressed to researchers and scholars with a powerful curiosity in floor and thin-film physics and optics and their purposes. it's a needs to for libraries within the fields of sturdy nation physics, actual chemistry, electro-chemistry, metallurgy and optical engineering.