Thomas Lippert: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018
|Prof. Dr. Thomas Lippert
Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
5232 Villigen PSI
|056 310 40 76
|Chemistry and Applied Biosciences
|Adjunct Professor and Privatdozent
|Inorganic Thin Films: Processing, Properties and Applications
|T. Lippert, C. Schneider
|Introduction to thin films growth and properties. The nucleation and growth of thin film theory is presented and the obtainable microstructures are illustrated. Main processing and characterization techniques will be discussed.
|Achieve an understanding of major film growth methods, the most important growth mechanisms and characterization techniques.
To obtain a basic knowledge of specific thin film properties and selected applications.
|This course gives an introduction to the topic of thin films growth with an emphasis on oxides, respectively oxide thin films. The main deposition techniques available for oxide thin film growth are physical and chemical vapor deposition techniques (PVD and CVD) as well as so called “wet techniques” (e.g. spin coating and spray pyrolysis). A special emphasis will be given to techniques which are important for industrial applications and basic research. A part of the course discusses vacuum technologies, materials selection and preparation.
The second main topic is thin film characterization which includes structural, chemical, mechanical, magnetic and electrical properties as well as the quantitative analysis of thin film composition. Finally, microfabrication and packaging are a topic of great technological importance and the basis for industrial applications.
I Table of Content
2 Thin Film Fundamentals
2.1 Thin Film Formation
2.2 Thin Film Microstructure
2.3 Grain Growth
2.4 Epitaxy and Texture
3 Deposition Techniques
3.1 Vacuum Deposition Techniques
3.1.1 Evaporation and Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE)
3.1.3 Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD)
3.1.4 Chemical Vapor Deposition
3.2 Non-Vacuum Deposition Techniques
3.2.1 Spray Pyrolysis
3.2.2 Sol Gel Deposition
3.2.3 Electroplating and Electrophoresis
4 Properties and Characterization
4.1 Surface and Mechanical Properties
4.2 Thermal Properties
4.3 Structural Properties
4.4 Compositional Analysis
4.5 Chemical Properties
4.6 Electrical and Magnetic Properties
4.7 Optical Properties
5 Industrial Applications
|Lecture notes will be provided.
|M. Ohring, “Materials science of thin films”, Academic Press
A. Elshabini-Riad, F.D. Barlow, “Thin film technology handbook”, Mc Graw Hill
|M. Kovalenko, T. Lippert, Y. Romanyuk
|This course will cover the synthesis, properties and applications of inorganic materials. In particular, the focus will be on photo-active coordination compounds, quasicrystals, nanocrystals (including nanowires), molecular precursors for inorganic materials and metal-organic frameworks.
|Understanding the structure-property relationship and the design principles of modern inorganic materials for prospective applications in photovoltaics, electrochemical energy storage (e.g. Li-ion batteries), thermoelectrics and photochemical and photoelectrochemical water splitting.
|(A) Introduction into the synthesis and atomic structure of modern molecular and crystalline inorganic materials.
-Nanocrystals, including shape engineering
-Molecular precursors (including organometallic and coordination compounds) for inorganic materials
(B) Applications of inorganic materials:
-Photochemical and photoelectrochemical water splitting
-Light-emitting devices etc.
|will be distributed during lectures
|will be suggested in the lecture notes
|Prerequisites / Notice
|No special knowledge beyond undergraduate curriculum