Nonlinear Studies of Surface and Interfaces of Advanced Semiconductor Materials.
Final rept. 1 Mar 89-28 Feb 92,
OREGON UNIV EUGENE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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A growing interest has developed in the past few years regarding the role that optical second harmonic generation SHG can play in characterization of buried interfaces. This interest arises form the unique sensitivity of SHG to the properties of the interface itself with inherent discrimination against properties of the adjacent bulk media. In UHV studies, it has been used to monitor surface structure, adsorption and desorption of molecules, and surface melting. Much of interest during this time has been to investigate the fundamental aspects of the optical second harmonic generation to the solid liquid interface and solidsolid junction. In previous electrochemical studies we have demonstrated the sensitivity of SHG to film growth, molecular and ionic adsorption and potential dependent effects associated with changes in surface morphology, all on single crystal and smooth polycrystalline surfaces. Our most extensive investigations have involved measuring surface order, surface electronic structure and thin film deposition in situ on crystalline metal electrodes by analysis of the rotational anisotropy in the polarized SH response.
- *COMPOSITE MATERIALS
- *OPTICAL MATERIALS
- *NONLINEAR OPTICS
- *ULTRAHIGH VACUUM
- SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION
- THIN FILMS
- SINGLE CRYSTALS
- MOLECULAR PROPERTIES
- Physical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Laminates and Composite Materials