27 August 2010 Robust liquid metal collector mirror for EUV and soft x-ray plasma sources
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Recent work in UCD has centred on the development of a liquid metal coating process for EUV and soft X-ray collector optics. The work involves using a room temperature liquid metal coated on a solid metal substrate of the appropriate form. The advances made demonstrate that a stable thin coating film on the interior surface of a rotating optic substrate is possible, and this offers promise as a solution to the problem of producing an atomically flat reflector that remains unspoiled in front of a multi-kilowatt EUV plasma. We report on the results of preliminary EUV tests carried out on a simple focusing liquid metal mirror.
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Kenneth Fahy, Fergal O'Reilly, Enda Scally, Paul Sheridan, "Robust liquid metal collector mirror for EUV and soft x-ray plasma sources", Proc. SPIE 7802, Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components V, 78020K (27 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.860747; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.860747


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