Thickness Measurement Applications

Our systems are used in as many applications as there are applications for thin films – which is to say thousands! In spite of this broad application base, we’ve found that many applications fall within one of the categories below. Browse them, or use the search function that looks for keywords and synonyms.

  • Amorphous & Polysilicon Amorphous & Polysilicon

    Measure thickness, crystallinity, and n and k of all forms of amorphous and polycrystalline silicon.

  • CMP CMP

    Our F80 Thickness Imaging products are used to measure oxide, STI, and metal CMP processes.

  • Dielectrics Dielectrics

    Filmetrics stocks instruments that measure the thousands of dielectric films used throughout industry.

    CVD, dielectrics, barrier, PECVD, passivation, insulator, protection, Al2O3, CoO, ZnO, MoO, TiO2, Cr2O3, Nb2O5

  • Glass & Plastic Thickness Glass & Plastic Thickness

    Measure thickness of glass and plastic materials up to 13mm thick.

    Glass, Borosilicate glass, BSG, pyrex, BK7, Float glass, Crown glass, Soda-lime glass, SLG, Tube, tubing, Polyvinyl chloride, PVC, Plastic, Plastic film, Polymers, Tygon, Air gap, Lens, Acrylic, PMMA, acrylate, Lucite, Plexiglass, Perspex, Quartz, Fused Silica, Schott, Ohara, Pilkington, Polycarbonate, PC, Lexan, Makrolon, Polyethylene naphthalate, PEN, PET, Mylar, Melinex, Estar, PETE, Polyethylene, PE, LDPE, HDPE, Polypropylene, PP, Polystyrene, PS, Polylactic acid, PLA, Silicone, Optics, Ophthalmic, Vials

  • Hardcoat Thickness Hardcoat Thickness

    Filmetrics systems are used widely in the automotive industry to verify hardcoat and primer thickness.

    Acrylic, Automotive industry, Chemical resistance, Clear coating, Decorative coating, Hardcoat, Eyewear, Face shield, Hardcoat, Hardness, Interpenetration Layer, Marring, Ophthalmic lens, Optical quality, Plastic lens, Polycarbonate, Polyester, Siloxane, Primer, Protective film, Scratch resistant, Screen protection, Surface finish, Surface protection, Thermal cure, Top coating, Touch screen, UV coating, UV cure

  • IC Failure Analysis IC Failure Analysis

    The F3-XXT is used throughout the chip making industry to measure backside thinning of silicon.

    Failure Analysis, FA, Silicon, Si, Integrated circuit, IC, Polishing, Backside failure analysis, Silicon thinning

  • ITO & Other TCOs ITO & Other TCOs

    Proprietary analysis algorithms allow one-click measurement of TCO thickness, index, and k.

    Indium tin oxide, ITO, tin-doped indium oxide, Transparent conductive oxide, TCO, Display, Front contact, Transparent Electrode, LED, LCD, Solar, Fluorine-doped tin oxide, FTO, TEC, TEC glass, Aluminum zinc oxide, AZO, Aluminum-doped zinc oxide, Zinc oxide, iZO, Indium zinc oxide, IZO, zinc-doped indium oxide

  • Medical Devices Medical Devices

    Measure thickness of angioplasty balloons, stent and implant coatings, and many others.

    Stents, drug-coated stents, Drug-coating, Balloons, Angioplasty, Parylene, Microfluidic device, Air gap, Catheter, Membranes

  • Metal Thickness Metal Thickness

    Measure thickness, index, and k of metal films up to 50nm thick.

    Metallized, Metallization, Foils, Stents, Mirrors, Steel, Stainless Steel, Gold, Nickel, Aluminium, Silver, Cobalt, Zinc, Molybdenum, Titanium, Chrome, Chromium, Niobium, Tungsten, Gallium, Germanium

  • OLEDs OLEDs

    Measure thickness and index of NPB, AlQ3, PEDOT, P3HT, soluble Teflons, etc…

    PLED, AMOLED, Hole Transport (HT), Hole Injection Layer (HIL), Host Materials, anode, cathode, Alq3, NPB, phenylene vinylene, carbazole, thiophene, aniline, styrenesulfonate, phthalocyanine, naphthalene, fluorene, lithium, silver, ITO, calcium

  • Ophthalmic Coatings Ophthalmic Coatings

    Use the F10-AR to measure reflectance and color, as well as AR and hardcoat layer thicknesses.

    eyeglasses, HC, hardcoat, scratch resistant, AR, anti-reflection, reflectance, UV curable, hydrophillic, polycarbonate, high index, CR39, MR-6, MR-7, Trivex

  • OSP/Cu Surface Finishes OSP/Cu Surface Finishes

    Organic Solderability Preservative is measured with the F42 two-dimensional mapping system.

    PCB, PWB, Organic Solderabilty Preservative, Copper coating, OSPREY, circuit board, reflow coating, surface finish, anti-tarnish, lead-free, Ball grid array, BGA

  • Parylene Coatings Parylene Coatings

    Simply set your parylene-coated sample on the stage of the F3-CS to measure its thickness!

    Conformal

  • Photoresist Photoresist

    We’ve measured dozens of different resists, and can generate index files for any resist you use.

    SU-8, resist, Photoresist, PR, AZ, AZP, ZEP, positive, negative, g-line, i-line, KrF, PMMA, FEP, GRX, KMPR

  • Porous Silicon Porous Silicon

    Measure thickness, porosity, refractive index, and k of your porous silicon films.

  • Process Films Process Films

    Filmetrics offers a full range of products for measuring semiconductor process films.

  • Refractive Index & k Refractive Index & k

    Measure refractive index and extinction coefficient over wavelengths as wide as 200-1700nm.

    n & k, complex, real , imaginary, refractive index, absorption, extinction coefficient, indices, Kramers-Kronig, optical dispersion, dielectric, Lorentz, Cauchy, photoresist, anomalous dispersion, path length

  • Silicon Wafers & Membranes Silicon Wafers & Membranes

    We offer tabletop, mapping, and production systems for measuring silicon up to 2mm thick.

  • Solar Applications Solar Applications

    Measure CdTe, CdS, CIGS, amorphous-Si, TCOs, anti-reflection (AR) layers, and more...

    Copper indium gallium diselenide, CIGS, Cadmium telluride, CdTe, Cad tel,, Amorphous silicon, Amorphous Si, a-Si, Cadmium sulfide, CdS, window layer, buffer layer, Thin-film photovoltaic, Thin-film PV, TFPV, photovoltaics, Solar, Solar cells, Inline, In-situ, Roll-to-roll, R2R, Evaporation, Sputtering, CVD, MOCVD, PECVD, Transparent conductive oxide, TCO, Indium tin oxide, ITO, tin-doped indium oxide

  • Semiconductor Teaching Labs Semiconductor Teaching Labs

    More than fifty Filmetrics F20s have been delivered for use in university teaching labs.

  • Web Coatings Web Coatings

    Filmetrics systems are widely used in the polymer-films community to measure thickness in-line.

    Roll to roll, Roll measurements, Roll systems, Rolling substrate, Roll fed, Roll web, Reel to reel , R2R, Web coater, Autoweb, In-line, In-line monitor, Online thickness, Line monitoring system, Precision measuring tools, Automatic, Feeding, Production, Multipoint, High speed

Browse applications

  • Amorphous & Polysilicon

    Measure thickness, crystallinity, and n and k of all forms of amorphous and polycrystalline silicon.

  • CMP

    Our F80 Thickness Imaging products are used to measure oxide, STI, and metal CMP processes.

  • Dielectrics

    Filmetrics stocks instruments that measure the thousands of dielectric films used throughout industry.

    CVD, dielectrics, barrier, PECVD, passivation, insulator, protection, Al2O3, CoO, ZnO, MoO, TiO2, Cr2O3, Nb2O5

  • Glass & Plastic Thickness

    Measure thickness of glass and plastic materials up to 13mm thick.

    Glass, Borosilicate glass, BSG, pyrex, BK7, Float glass, Crown glass, Soda-lime glass, SLG, Tube, tubing, Polyvinyl chloride, PVC, Plastic, Plastic film, Polymers, Tygon, Air gap, Lens, Acrylic, PMMA, acrylate, Lucite, Plexiglass, Perspex, Quartz, Fused Silica, Schott, Ohara, Pilkington, Polycarbonate, PC, Lexan, Makrolon, Polyethylene naphthalate, PEN, PET, Mylar, Melinex, Estar, PETE, Polyethylene, PE, LDPE, HDPE, Polypropylene, PP, Polystyrene, PS, Polylactic acid, PLA, Silicone, Optics, Ophthalmic, Vials

  • Hardcoat Thickness

    Filmetrics systems are used widely in the automotive industry to verify hardcoat and primer thickness.

    Acrylic, Automotive industry, Chemical resistance, Clear coating, Decorative coating, Hardcoat, Eyewear, Face shield, Hardcoat, Hardness, Interpenetration Layer, Marring, Ophthalmic lens, Optical quality, Plastic lens, Polycarbonate, Polyester, Siloxane, Primer, Protective film, Scratch resistant, Screen protection, Surface finish, Surface protection, Thermal cure, Top coating, Touch screen, UV coating, UV cure

  • IC Failure Analysis

    The F3-XXT is used throughout the chip making industry to measure backside thinning of silicon.

    Failure Analysis, FA, Silicon, Si, Integrated circuit, IC, Polishing, Backside failure analysis, Silicon thinning

  • ITO & Other TCOs

    Proprietary analysis algorithms allow one-click measurement of TCO thickness, index, and k.

    Indium tin oxide, ITO, tin-doped indium oxide, Transparent conductive oxide, TCO, Display, Front contact, Transparent Electrode, LED, LCD, Solar, Fluorine-doped tin oxide, FTO, TEC, TEC glass, Aluminum zinc oxide, AZO, Aluminum-doped zinc oxide, Zinc oxide, iZO, Indium zinc oxide, IZO, zinc-doped indium oxide

  • Medical Devices

    Measure thickness of angioplasty balloons, stent and implant coatings, and many others.

    Stents, drug-coated stents, Drug-coating, Balloons, Angioplasty, Parylene, Microfluidic device, Air gap, Catheter, Membranes

  • Metal Thickness

    Measure thickness, index, and k of metal films up to 50nm thick.

    Metallized, Metallization, Foils, Stents, Mirrors, Steel, Stainless Steel, Gold, Nickel, Aluminium, Silver, Cobalt, Zinc, Molybdenum, Titanium, Chrome, Chromium, Niobium, Tungsten, Gallium, Germanium

  • OLEDs

    Measure thickness and index of NPB, AlQ3, PEDOT, P3HT, soluble Teflons, etc…

    PLED, AMOLED, Hole Transport (HT), Hole Injection Layer (HIL), Host Materials, anode, cathode, Alq3, NPB, phenylene vinylene, carbazole, thiophene, aniline, styrenesulfonate, phthalocyanine, naphthalene, fluorene, lithium, silver, ITO, calcium

  • Ophthalmic Coatings

    Use the F10-AR to measure reflectance and color, as well as AR and hardcoat layer thicknesses.

    eyeglasses, HC, hardcoat, scratch resistant, AR, anti-reflection, reflectance, UV curable, hydrophillic, polycarbonate, high index, CR39, MR-6, MR-7, Trivex

  • OSP/Cu Surface Finishes

    Organic Solderability Preservative is measured with the F42 two-dimensional mapping system.

    PCB, PWB, Organic Solderabilty Preservative, Copper coating, OSPREY, circuit board, reflow coating, surface finish, anti-tarnish, lead-free, Ball grid array, BGA

  • Parylene Coatings

    Simply set your parylene-coated sample on the stage of the F3-CS to measure its thickness!

    Conformal

  • Photoresist

    We’ve measured dozens of different resists, and can generate index files for any resist you use.

    SU-8, resist, Photoresist, PR, AZ, AZP, ZEP, positive, negative, g-line, i-line, KrF, PMMA, FEP, GRX, KMPR

  • Porous Silicon

    Measure thickness, porosity, refractive index, and k of your porous silicon films.

  • Process Films

    Filmetrics offers a full range of products for measuring semiconductor process films.

  • Refractive Index & k

    Measure refractive index and extinction coefficient over wavelengths as wide as 200-1700nm.

    n & k, complex, real , imaginary, refractive index, absorption, extinction coefficient, indices, Kramers-Kronig, optical dispersion, dielectric, Lorentz, Cauchy, photoresist, anomalous dispersion, path length

  • Silicon Wafers & Membranes

    We offer tabletop, mapping, and production systems for measuring silicon up to 2mm thick.

  • Solar Applications

    Measure CdTe, CdS, CIGS, amorphous-Si, TCOs, anti-reflection (AR) layers, and more...

    Copper indium gallium diselenide, CIGS, Cadmium telluride, CdTe, Cad tel,, Amorphous silicon, Amorphous Si, a-Si, Cadmium sulfide, CdS, window layer, buffer layer, Thin-film photovoltaic, Thin-film PV, TFPV, photovoltaics, Solar, Solar cells, Inline, In-situ, Roll-to-roll, R2R, Evaporation, Sputtering, CVD, MOCVD, PECVD, Transparent conductive oxide, TCO, Indium tin oxide, ITO, tin-doped indium oxide

  • Semiconductor Teaching Labs

    More than fifty Filmetrics F20s have been delivered for use in university teaching labs.

  • Web Coatings

    Filmetrics systems are widely used in the polymer-films community to measure thickness in-line.

    Roll to roll, Roll measurements, Roll systems, Rolling substrate, Roll fed, Roll web, Reel to reel , R2R, Web coater, Autoweb, In-line, In-line monitor, Online thickness, Line monitoring system, Precision measuring tools, Automatic, Feeding, Production, Multipoint, High speed