The effect of nitrogen incorporation in boron carbide and iridium thin films

S. Massahi*, F. E. Christensen, D. D.M. Ferreira, P. Dalampiras, S. Svendsen, A. Jafari

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Abstract

Thin film coated mirrors enable pioneering observations of X-rays and soft gamma rays. The performance of the reflective mirrors is key in expanding knowledge of the hot and energetic Universe. A critical part of maturing the optics technology is firstly, to establish a smooth surface and interface of the selected materials and, secondly, to obtain an in-depth understanding of the contamination in the thin films and ultimately, to ensure long-term stability. The aim of this study is to investigate the chemical composition, roughness and stability of boron carbide and iridium thin films and the effects of nitrogen incorporation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
EditorsJan-Willem A. den Herder, Shouleh Nikzad, Kazuhiro Nakazawa
Number of pages11
Volume10699
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2018
Article number106993Y
ISBN (Print)9781510619517
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventSPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Austin, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period10/06/201815/06/2018
Sponsor4D Technology Corporation, Andor Technology, Ltd., Astronomical Consultants and Equipment, Inc., Giant Magellan Telescope, SPIE

Keywords

  • Athena
  • DC Magnetron Sputtering
  • Multilayer Deposition
  • Reactive sputtering
  • Silicon Pore Optics (SPO)
  • X-ray Optics
  • XPS
  • XRR

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