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4 November 1994 Residual stresses in silicon dioxide thin films prepared by reactive electron beam evaporation
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Proceedings Volume 2253, Optical Interference Coatings; (1994)
Event: 1994 International Symposium on Optical Interference Coatings, 1994, Grenoble, France
In this study, residual stresses and optical properties of SiO2 films prepared by reactive electron gun evaporation have been investigated as a function of process parameters. The purpose of this work was to find process conditions resulting in SiO2 stress free films or in a stress level balancing the high index material stress in a multilayer structure. We have found that stress in SiO2 films becomes more compressive with conditions resulting in denser coatings (such as high substrate temperatures or low gas pressures). Using an in situ measurement technique, stress stabilities of these films were also studied under vacuum or heated environments. These experiences have confirmed the porous structure of evaporated coatings and have underlined the great importance of water in their final state of stress.
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Herve Leplan, Bernard Geenen, Jean-Yves Robic, and Y. Pauleau "Residual stresses in silicon dioxide thin films prepared by reactive electron beam evaporation", Proc. SPIE 2253, Optical Interference Coatings, (4 November 1994);

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