Accession Number:

ADA093930

Title:

An Investigation of the Techniques of Ellipsometry, Internal Reflection Spectroscopy, and Moment Analysis to the Study of Films and Substrates

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1979-1 Sep 1980

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Report Date:

1981-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

Ellipsometry and internal reflection spectroscopy IRS are two methods of spectroscopic measurement which have some unique advantages over other reflection techniques for the study of films and substrates. Applications of these methods are fully discussed for work in the infrared and visible spectral regions. Moment analysis of spectral band shapes has been shown theoretically to yield information on the nature of the intermolecular interactions in condensed phases. These data are vital if concentrations of molecular species are to be found in a film. The experimental difficulties of moment analysis are discussed along with some preliminary results using existing AEDC data. Areas for future research are suggested for the spectroscopic analysis of films.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE