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Diamond Films For Improving Survivability Of Thin Film Metal Mirrors Against X-Ray
Author(s): James Tsacoyeanes; Tom Feng
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Paper Abstract

Our theoretical results have demonstrated the usefulness of diamond films for improving the survivability of thin film metal mirrors against intense x-ray. Essentially, the low-Z, high thermal conductivity diamond film acts as an efficient heat sink, thus reducing the temperature in the metal film. Specifically, for an aluminum/fused silica mirror, our analysis has shown that interposing a 1-μm thick diamond film between the thin film aluminum and SiO2 substrate increases the aluminum melt fluence--from a 1 KeV black body, 10 ns x-ray pulse--by a factor of 6. In addition, we have found that for pulse widths on the order of about 10 ns, a diamond film thickness of about 1 μm appears to be most effective in reducing the aluminum temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0969, Diamond Optics, (17 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948158
Show Author Affiliations
James Tsacoyeanes, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Tom Feng, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0969:
Diamond Optics
Albert Feldman; Sandor Holly, Editor(s)

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