Develop standard to assess the consistency and reproducibility of sputter rate measurements used for depth profile information during surface analysis. Would apply to X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy, Secondary ion mass spectrometry and other surface sensitive analysis methods.
Depth of thin layers was identified as a major information need in surface analysis by surveys done for E42 and ISO TC201. In developing this information, the consistency and reproducibility of ion sputter rates was identified as a major limitation. Based on these needs an ISL has been identified to determine the range of variability for current instruments. This would lead to development of a standard to assess the status and variability of specific instruments.
Sputtering; depth profiles; film thickness;
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Citing ASTM Standards
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