1 November 1996 Investigation of superthin carbon layers and multilayer carbon structures by x-ray reflectivity measurements
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In situ x-ray monitoring of reflectivity in the short range 0.05 - 0.3 nm for investigation of thin carbon layers and multilayer carbon structures is proposed. X-ray monitoring is based on periodical alternations of Fresnel's reflectivity when layer thickness increases or decreases. The source of x rays with wavelength 0.154 nm was located out of working volume of installation and consisted of x-ray tube, monochromator block and collimating system. The objects of in-situ investigations were carbon films obtained by rf-plasma discharge and magnetron methods. Multilayer carbon structures were synthesized by alternating these layers. Density and microroughness of the growing film were determined for every half-wave of reflectivity oscillations that corresponds to averaging by the layer of 1.0 nm thickness. It is shown that x-ray monitoring system permits the user to control the layers thickness during multilayer structure growth with precision up to 0.1 nm.
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Alexander M. Baranov, Alexander M. Baranov, Sergei A. Tereshin, Sergei A. Tereshin, Igor Fedorovich Mikhailov, Igor Fedorovich Mikhailov, V. I. Pinegin, V. I. Pinegin, } "Investigation of superthin carbon layers and multilayer carbon structures by x-ray reflectivity measurements", Proc. SPIE 2863, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256242; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.256242
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