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This report explores the optimization of parameters for fabricating high-quality films. Over six weeks, various parameters were adjusted, including cleaning duration, spin-coating speeds, plasma treatment times, and solution preparation techniques. The experiments resulted in significant improvements in film quality and uniformity. Extended cleaning times and two-step spin-coating techniques proved effective in reducing dust and bubbles. Future steps involve investigating square-shaped formations, correlating film thickness with color, and further refining parameter settings. The findings highlight the importance of parameter optimization in achieving desired film characteristics.
Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study
Date of Submission
Huang, Xiaoyuan, "Parameter Optimization for Achieving High-Quality Films: Experimental Insights and Refinement Strategies" (2023). Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Independent Study. 232.
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