On the determination of anistropy in polymer thin films: A comparative study of optical techniques
2008 (English)In: Physica Status Solidi. C: Current Topics in Solid State Physics, ISSN 1862-6351, Vol. 5, no 5, 1270-1273 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have used seven different techniques to measure the anisotropic refractive index of poly(vinylcarbazole) films. These techniques are: two types of variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry (VASE) with multiple sample analysis, Interference enhanced VASE, Transmittance combined with VASE, Polarised Reflectance, beta-scan VASE, and prism coupling. We have found the average ordinary and extraordinary indices at 633 nm to be no = nTE = 1.675 ± 0.008, and ne = nTM = 1.722 ± 0.018, respectively, consistent amongst methods and conclusive on the magnitude of Δn in polymer films.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft, 2008. Vol. 5, no 5, 1270-1273 p.
National CategoryNatural Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-42722DOI: 10.1002/pssc.200777835ISI: 000256862500065Local ID: 68428OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-42722DiVA: diva2:263579
4th International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry (ICSE4), Stockholm, Sweden, 11–15 June 2007