Comparison of Compositional Thin Film Depth Profiling Obtained by SIMS, IIR and AES

  • E. Hauser
  • G. Hobi
  • K. H. Guenther
  • E. Brandstaetter
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Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 19)

Abstract

Ion etching used in connection with surface-sensitive analytical techniques is a common method of determining the chemical composition of thin films and substrates. The method of surface analysis employed depends on the aims of the investigations and the information required. In this paper the advantages and limitations of AES, SIMS and IIR for the analysis of dielectric materials will be discussed. Each of the three analytical methods has been employed for parallel compositional investigations in a broad-band antireflection coating as well as in a dichroic beamsplitter.

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Argon Auger Kelly 

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    K.H. Guenther, E. Hauser, G. Hobi, P.G. Wierer and E. Brandstaetter, these ProceedingsGoogle Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Hauser
    • 1
  • G. Hobi
    • 1
  • K. H. Guenther
    • 1
  • E. Brandstaetter
    • 2
  1. 1.BALZERS AGBalzersFürstentum Liechtenstein
  2. 2.On leave from Institut für Werkstoffprüfung und MetallkundeMontanuniversitätLeobenAustria

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