Abstract by Jeff Chapman
Chemistry and Biochemistry
ToF-SIMS Analysis of Glass Surfaces
Glass is the principle substrate used to produce flat panel displays (FPD), which are commonly used in televisions, phones, etc. Surface hydroxls play an improtant role in the chemical reactions that take place at glass surfaces. Understanding glass surface chemistry, including surface hyrdoxlation, facilitates improvement and innovation in the field of FPD fabrication. In this study we investigated surface hyroxylation of glass surfaces using Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). We quantified the surface hyroxyls using this surface analysis technique, taking into account instrumental and sample variation. Our findings, among others, were that HF treated glass surfaces had a hyrdoxyl denisty of 4.6 OH/nm2 and industrial alkaline detergent treated glass surfaces had a hyroxyl density of 2.6 OH/nm2.