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Use Of PbIn Films To Determine Electrostatic Equipotential And Current Flow Patterns

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066765D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Cammarano, AS DiGiacomo, G Drofitz, SS [+details]

Abstract

PbIn films may be used to define electrostatic equipotential distribution and electron current flow at 175 degrees C +/- 10 degrees C when a current density of the order of 10/3/ - 1-/5/ Acm/2/ is applied. The pattern consists of lines of high indium concentration which rise as ridges above the surface of the alloy (presenting a corrugated surface) and follow the electrostatic equipotential pattern.