Electrical Resistivity of Thin Metal Films

  • Peter Wißmann
  • Hans-Ulrich Finzel

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 223)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Peter Wißmann, Hans-Ulrich Finzel
    Pages 1-2
  3. Peter Wißmann, Hans-Ulrich Finzel
    Pages 3-7
  4. Peter Wißmann, Hans-Ulrich Finzel
    Pages 35-52
  5. Peter Wißmann, Hans-Ulrich Finzel
    Pages 53-79
  6. Peter Wißmann, Hans-Ulrich Finzel
    Pages 81-96
  7. Peter Wißmann, Hans-Ulrich Finzel
    Pages 97-122
  8. Peter Wißmann, Hans-Ulrich Finzel
    Pages 123-124
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 125-128

About this book


The aim of the book is to give an actual survey on the resistivity of thin metal and semiconductor films interacting with gases. We discuss the influence of the substrate material and the annealing treatment of the films, presenting our experimental data as well as theoretical models to calculate the scattering cross section of the conduction electrons in the frame-work of the scattering hypothesis. Main emphasis is laid on the comparison of gold and silver films which exhibit nearly the same lattice structure but differ in their chemical activity. In conclusion, the most important quantity for the interpretation is the surface charging z while the correlation with the optical data or the frustrated IR vibrations seems the show a more material-specific character. Z can be calculated on the basis of the density functional formalism or the self-consistent field approximation using Mulliken’s population analysis.


Adsorption Electrical and Optical Properties Gas Adsorption Helium-Atom-Streuung Scattering Hypothesis Surface Science Thin Films thin film

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Wißmann
    • 1
  • Hans-Ulrich Finzel
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische ChemieUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Hochschule Niederrhein, FB ChemieKrefeldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-48488-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48490-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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