Replacement of Cadmium Thin-Films with Tin
What is it about?
New Sn-based materials have been deposited and characterised in terms of their optical and mechanical properties and compared with existing cadmium-based thin films that currently find wide spread use in the optoelectronic and semiconductor industries.
Why is it important?
The health risks associated with the inhalation or ingestion of cadmium are well documented. Thin films containing cadmium are employed in a variety of optoelectronic applications where they offer distinct mechanical and optical advantages over other coating materials.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Gary J Hawkins