Monday, July 25, 2011 the ellipsometry saga continues...

The first three weeks were gone and...can you believe it? I am still excited! Ellipsometry? Fun! SAM layers? Fun!! Surface chemistry? I love it!!! This is the most exciting program I have ever participated in! Triple-fun!
So, last week went under the sign of ellipsometry. We made a lot of measurements using the ellipsometer. It seems that we have mastered the art of measuring thickness, given the index of refraction. Our measurements were lower than it was expected, but they were our actual results, and they were consistent with each other. It means that the thickness of MUA layers was greater than the thickness of MUA+MBA layers. And I am not going to decipher the MUA/MBA acronyms for you! Google it for extra-credit. 3 extra-credit points valid for the next test if correctly deciphered. Diagrams will be helpful.
I loved ellipsometry so much that I even dedicated my homework assignment to it. Watch it if you dare!
My super ellipsometry movie!
Guess what, this week we are going to expand our knowledge of ellipsometry to learning how to measure optical constants of a material. Stay tuned!


  1. The film is dedicated to the literary works of Dan Brown and visits historical sites in Calcutta while reflecting the themes and ideas from Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon novels.
    All music used in the film is in the public domain.
    For information: n&k

  2. In terms of acting, the film is even more clearly divided into two sections, the prologue subtitled 'Theresa Banks' and the longer second part chronicling the last seven days of Laura Palmer
    The film, however, concentrates primarily on its many exterior shots, the sequences in the Fat Trout Trailer Park perhaps best highlighting the fact that the prologue is infused with a cold and cutting autumn light.
    For more: Reflectometry