Thermal stability of Co SiO2 multilayers for use in the soft x-ray region

Masahiko Ishino, Masato Koike, Mika Kanehira, Futami Satou, Masami Terauchi, Kazuo Sano

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The thermal stability of Co SiO2 multilayers was evaluated. Multilayer samples were deposited on Si substrates by means of the ion beam sputtering method and annealed at temperatures from 100 °C to 600 °C in a vacuum furnace. For the structural and optical evaluations, small-angle x-ray diffraction measurements, soft x-ray reflectivity measurement in the 1 keV energy region, and transmission electron microscopy observations were carried out. As the results, the Co SiO2 multilayers annealed up to 400 °C maintained the initial multilayer structure, and kept almost the same soft x-ray reflectivity as the as-deposited sample. A deterioration of the multilayer structure caused by the growth of cobalt grains was found on the samples annealed over 500 °C, and the soft x-ray reflectivity dropped in accordance with the deterioration of the multilayer structure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023513
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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