The Evaluation of the Elastic Property in Nano-Scaled Thin Compressive Film on Patterned Substrates
The evaluation of elastic property for thin diamond-like carbon (DLC) films has been presented with buckle analysis of compressive stressed film on patterned substrate. When substrate has been patterned with adhesion release layer, the morphologies of buckle configuration on patterned layer has been controlled from straight sided (Euler) buckle to nonlinear telephone cord type buckle with respect to the pattern width. By using the simple equation for Euler buckle, the elastic modulus has been easily calculated, shown well consistent with the results by nano-indentation test.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
M.W. Moon et al., "The Evaluation of the Elastic Property in Nano-Scaled Thin Compressive Film on Patterned Substrates ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 3935-3938, 2005