15 October 2012 Practical applications of thin films nanostructured by shadowing growth
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Proceedings Volume 8465, Nanostructured Thin Films V; 84650Y (2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929231
Event: SPIE NanoScience + Engineering, 2012, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
Even prior to the recent advent of advanced top-down processes, shadowing growth by oblique angle deposition (OAD) has long been providing self-assembled nanostructures over much larger areas for much lower costs. In the past two decades, significant progress has been made in the development of well-controlled three-dimensional nanomorphologies such as zigzags and helixes. Much effort has been put into theoretical and numerical understanding of the growth mechanism to improve morphology. Many researchers in academia have been investigating useful properties of nanocolumnar thin films in their laboratories. However, most companies seem hesitant to introduce OAD techniques into the factory owing to the prejudice that the OAD thin films are neither durable nor reproducible. In this review article, we discuss the progress in OAD technology for practical applications.
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Motofumi Suzuki, "Practical applications of thin films nanostructured by shadowing growth", Proc. SPIE 8465, Nanostructured Thin Films V, 84650Y (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929231; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.929231
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Nanorods

Polarizers

Gold

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Scanning electron microscopy

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