Tim Gilheart (gilheart-at-rice.edu), Cleanroom Manager. Training may also be conducted by a veteran user, with permission from the cleanroom manager.
The ellipsometers are not reservable; they are walk-up tools and are included in the basic cleanroom access fee.
This Horiba UVISEL spectroscopic ellipsometer, accommodates the spectrum from UV to near-IR, and can support measurements of film thickness and optical properties for a variety of tranparent materials.
With sufficient knowledge of film properties from other forms of measurement, the curve-fitting software can also be used to determine approximate material compositions of films.