Sintering characterizations of Ag-nano film on silicon substrate

Keikhaie, M ; Sharif University of Technology

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.829.342
  3. Abstract:
  4. Nowadays, thin films have many applications in every field. So, in order to improve the performance of thin film devices, it is necessary to characterize their mechanical as well as electrical properties. In this research work we focus on the development of a model for the analysis of the mechanical and electrical properties of silver nanoparticles deposited on silicon substrates. The model consists of inter-particle diffusion modeling and finite element analysis. In this study, through the simulation of the sintering process, it is shown that how the geometry, density, and electrical resistance of the thin film layer are changed with sintering conditions. The model is also used to approximate the values of the film Young's modulus. Comparing results with experimental results shows the high accuracy of this approach
  5. Keywords:
  6. Mechanical and electrical properties ; Nanoparticles ; Sintering ; Thin film ; Electrical resistances ; Silicon substrates ; Silver nanoparticles ; Sintering condition ; Sintering process ; Thin film layers ; Young's Modulus ; Elastic moduli ; Electric properties ; Nanostructured materials ; Silver ; Thin film devices ; Thin films
  7. Source: Advanced Materials Research ; Volume 829 , 2014 , Pages 342-346 ; ISSN: 10226680 ; ISBN: 9783037859070
  8. URL: http://www.scientific.net/AMR.829.342