TITLE

Measurement of thermal properties of thin films up to high temperatures-Pulsed photothermal radiometry system and Si-B-C-N films

AUTHOR(S)
Martan, J.; Cˇapek, J.; Chalhoub, E. Amin
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;Dec2010, Vol. 81 Issue 12, p124902
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A new arrangement of two-detector pulsed photothermal radiometry measurement system has been developed enabling temperature dependence measurement of thermal properties of thin films up to high temperatures. Only a few methods are available in this temperature range for thin films' thermal properties investigation, but there is a need for their knowledge in the fields of high-temperature electronics and high-speed machining. The present system enables simultaneous determination of the thin film effusivity, thermal conductivity, and volumetric specific heat in the temperature range from room temperature to 600 °C. The samples are placed in a vacuum chamber. The temperatures in the system were verified by an independent measurement and the system was tested on known bulk samples. Advantages and shortcomings of the method when used at higher temperatures and in the vacuum are described and discussed. Furthermore, Si-B-C-N thin films were studied. These amorphous ceramic materials possess an interesting set of mechanical and thermal properties. In particular, the films of the investigated chemical composition exhibit an excellent thermal stability at temperatures of up to 1700 °C. In the studied temperature range, from 20 to 600 °C, the thermal conductivity increased with increasing temperature from 1.72 to 1.89 W m-1 K-1 and volumetric specific heat increased from 2.65 to 3.76 × 106 J m-3 K-1.
ACCESSION #
65091183

 

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