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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 3166–3175

Optical monitoring for power law fluids during spin coating

P. L. G. Jardim, A. F. Michels, and F. Horowitz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 3166-3175 (2012)

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Optical monitoring is applied, in situ and in real time, to non-Newtonian, power law fluids in the spin coating process. An analytical exact solution is presented for thickness evolution that well fits to most measurement data. As result, typical rheological parameters are obtained for several CMC (carboximetilcelullose) concentrations and rotation speeds. Optical monitoring thus precisely indicates applicability of the model to power law fluids under spin coating.

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OCIS Codes
(120.1840) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Densitometers, reflectometers
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(310.6870) Thin films : Thin films, other properties
(310.4925) Thin films : Other properties (stress, chemical, etc.)

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: October 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2012
Published: January 26, 2012

P. L. G. Jardim, A. F. Michels, and F. Horowitz, "Optical monitoring for power law fluids during spin coating," Opt. Express 20, 3166-3175 (2012)

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