516-0966/01 – Physics of thin films, surfaces and interfaces (FTVRP)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Ondřej Životský, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Ondřej Životský, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2012/2013Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ZIV01 doc. Ing. Ondřej Životský, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Combined Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The subject includes physical properties of thin films, interfaces, and surfaces, preparation of thin films, characterization of thin films and its applications. It is focused on optics of thin films and surfaces, optical characterization methods, application in optics, magnetism of thin films, magnetic properties of thin films and surfaces, magnetic applications. Electric properties of thin films and electric effects on interfaces are also included. Special attention is devoted to technology of preparation of ultrathin films of thicknesses in range of several nm and subsequent litographic methods and nanostructurization.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations

Summary

I. Technology of thin-film preparation and characterization of thin films, interfaces and surfaces • vacuum technology • methods of thin film preparation • structural parameters of thin films and interfaces • characterization methods of thin films, interfaces and surfaces II. Optics of thin films and surfaces • electromagnetic theory of light propagation, effects on boundary • matrix description of layered medium, anisotropic and magneto-optical films • effects of partial coherence, thick films • thin-film interference filters, design, applications • periodic systems, 1D photonic crystals • optics of rough surfaces, methods of effective medium, scalar diffraction theory, perturbation theory • measurement of thin-film parameters – reflectivity, transmission, ellipsometry, ATR III. Magnetic thin films • magnetic anisotropy, hysteresis loop • magnetic domains, magnetization reversal • parpendicular magnetic anisotropy, exchange interaction, surface magnetism • spin transport, giant and tunel magnetoresistrance • magnetic and magnetooptic recording • thin film magnetic sensors IV. Electric properties of thin films, surface effects • conductivity of thin films • dielectric properties of thin films • eletric transport, temperature dependence • application of thin films in technology ULSI

Compulsory literature:

M. Ohring, The materials science of thin films, Academic Press 1992. H. A. Macleod, Thin-film optical filters, 2nd ed. Bristol, 1986 P. Yeh, Optical waves in layered media, Willey, New York 1988 R. M. A. Azzam, N. M. Bashara, Ellipsometry and polarized light, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1977. J.A. Ogilvy, Theory of wave scattering from rough surfaces, Adam Hilger, 1991. B. D. Cullity, Introduction to magnetic materials, Addison-Wesley, London. J.A.C. Bland and B. Heinrich (Eds.), Ultrathin magnetic structures I-IV, Springer 2005.

Recommended literature:

Papers in scientific journals

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

tutorials, examination

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Understand basic physical properties of thin films, interfaces, and surfaces, preparation of thin films, and methods for characterization of thin films and its applications. It is focused on optical, magnetic and eletric properties of thin films, interfaces, and surfaces. Special attention is devoted to technology of preparation of ultrathin films of thicknesses in range of several nm and subsequent litographic methods and nanostructurization.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

I. Technology of thin-film preparation and characterization of thin films, interfaces and surfaces • vacuum technology • methods of thin film preparation • structural parameters of thin films and interfaces • characterization methods of thin films, interfaces and surfaces II. Optics of thin films and surfaces • electromagnetic theory of light propagation, effects on boundary • matrix description of layered medium, anisotropic and magneto-optical films • effects of partial coherence, thick films • thin-film interference filters, design, applications • periodic systems, 1D photonic crystals • optics of rough surfaces, methods of effective medium, scalar diffraction theory, perturbation theory • measurement of thin-film parameters – reflectivity, transmission, ellipsometry, ATR III. Magnetic thin films • magnetic anisotropy, hysteresis loop • magnetic domains, magnetization reversal • parpendicular magnetic anisotropy, exchange interaction, surface magnetism • spin transport, giant and tunel magnetoresistrance • magnetic and magnetooptic recording • thin film magnetic sensors IV. Electric properties of thin films, surface effects • conductivity of thin films • dielectric properties of thin films • eletric transport, temperature dependence • application of thin films in technology ULSI

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2015/2016 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (P1701) Physics (1702V001) Applied Physics K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
V - ECTS HGF - Ph.D. 2015/2016 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 501 - Study Office stu. block