CIFICEN   24414
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN FISICA E INGENIERIA DEL CENTRO DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Instability of liquid Cu films on a SiO2 substrate
Autor/es:
A. G. GONZÁLEZ; J. A. DIEZ; Y. WU; J. D. FOWLKES; P. D. RACK; L. KONDIC
Revista:
LANGMUIR
Editorial:
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Referencias:
Lugar: Washington; Año: 2013 vol. 29 p. 9378 - 9378
ISSN:
0743-7463
Resumen:
p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } e study the instability of nanometric Cu thin films on a SiO2 substrate. The metal is melted by means of laser pulses for some tens of nanoseconds, and during the liquid life time the free surface destabilizes, leading to the formation of holes at first and then in later stages of the instability to metal drops on the substrate. By analyzing the Fourier transforms of the SEM (scanning electron microscope) images obtained at different stages of the metal film evolution, we determine the emerging length scales at relevant stages of the instability development. The results are then discussed within the framework of a long-wave model. We find that the results may differ whether early or final stages of the instability are considered. Based on the interpretation of the experimental results, we discuss the influence of the parameters describing the interaction of the liquid metal with the solid substrate. By considering both the dependence of dominant length scales on the film thickness and the measured contact angle, we isolate a model which predicts well the trends found in the experimental data.
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