What We Measure
Material: We can measure all at-least-partially-transparent films, plus all semiconductors (transparent or not). The measured film must be at least somewhat shiny in appearance.
Thickness range: The range of thicknesses that our products can measure is somewhat material dependent, but here is a rough guide:
Refractive index can be measured for films greater than 10nm thick (again, this is material dependent).
Number of layers: We can usually measure up to three individual films in a stack. In some circumstances, we can measure dozens of layers.
Substrate material: If the film is on a rough substrate (which includes most metals), generally the film's refractive index cannot be measured. In addition, rough substrates limit the minimum measurable film thickness to about 50nm.
Required information: We must know the ordering, identity, and nominal thickness of all films present, whether they are to be measured or not.
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