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Title: A QUANTITATIVE MODEL FOR THE EVOLUTION FROM RANDOM ORIENTATION TO A UNIQUE TEXTURE IN PVD THIN-FILM GROWTH
Authors: KNUYT, Gilbert
QUAEYHAEGENS, Carl
D'HAEN, Jan
STALS, Lambert
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA LAUSANNE
Citation: THIN SOLID FILMS, 258(1-2). p. 159-169
Abstract: The continuous evolution from a random crystalline orientation (near the substrate) towards a definite texture (near the outer surface), established in the previous paper for PVD TiN coatings, was modelled quantitatively. The tendency for the smallest possible surface energy was considered as the driving force for the texture evolution. The experimental trends observed in the texture evolution could be reproduced, using realistic parameters. From an analytical treatment simple expressions for crucial characteristics of the texture evolution could be obtained, as for instance for the typical time (or thickness) at which the system will switch from a random to a peaked distribution, and for the time dependence of the spread of the orientational distribution of the crystallites in the growing film.
Notes: KNUYT, G, LIMBURGS UNIV CENTRUM,INST MAT RES,UNIV CAMPUS,WETENSCHAPSPK,B-3590 DIEPENBEEK,BELGIUM.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/3578
DOI: 10.1016/0040-6090(94)06353-2
ISI #: A1995QN15800027
ISSN: 0040-6090
Type: Journal Contribution
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