Silanized Surfaces

Imaging Ellipsometry

Silanes bearing organ ophilic functional groups can facilitate bonds of organic substances to inorganic substrates and are therefore important coupling agents andadhesion promoters for a wide variety of industrial and medical processes.

Another important application is the use as very durable hydrophobing coats for otherwise hydrophilic inorganic surfaces.

To achieve these surface modifications, the silane ideally has to form a monolayer on the inorganic substrate. To analyze these nanometer-thin films, Imaging Ellipsometry offers a contact-free, non-destructive measuring method.

                                                                                                                      Deltamap of a patterned APDMES film