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Comparative study of carbon and boron carbide spacing layers inside soft x-ray mirrors
Author(s): Pierre Boher; Philippe Houdy; P. Kaikati; Robert J. Barchewitz; L. J. Van Ijzendoorn; Zhigang Li; David J. Smith; J. C. Joud
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Paper Abstract

Tungsten, iron, and rhodium materials have been deposited alternatively with carbon and boron carbide by diode RF-sputtering. The multilayer performances have been measured at the carbon or boron K-alpha lines depending on the layer spacing. It is found that tungsten and iron provide multilayers with good optical quality and optimized layer densities. This is related to the amorphous character of the tungsten and iron layers which results in low intrinsic roughness and limited interdiffusion. The experimental reflectivity is a factor of 2/3 lower than the theoretical value for W/C multilayers at 44.7 A. Rhodium layers alternated with carbon are crystallized, which induces significant interface roughness and poor soft X-ray performances. It is concluded that boron-carbide-based multilayers always exhibit lower interface roughness than carbon-based ones.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1345, Advanced X-Ray/EUV Radiation Sources and Applications, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23312
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Boher, Labs. d'Electronique Philips (France)
Philippe Houdy, Labs. d'Electronique Philips (France)
P. Kaikati, Labs. d'Electronique Philips (France)
Robert J. Barchewitz, Univ. Paris VI (France)
L. J. Van Ijzendoorn, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Zhigang Li, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
David J. Smith, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
J. C. Joud, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1345:
Advanced X-Ray/EUV Radiation Sources and Applications
James P. Knauer; Gopal K. Shenoy, Editor(s)

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