Shallow angle X-ray diffraction from As-deposited diamond thin films

Rigden, Jane S. and Burke, Terry and Newport, Robert J. and Wilson, J.I.B. and Jubber, M.G. and Morrison, N.A. and John, Peter (1996) Shallow angle X-ray diffraction from As-deposited diamond thin films. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 143 (3). pp. 1033-1037. ISSN 0013-4651. (Full text available)

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We demonstrate the method of diffraction at shallow angles of incidence, using the intrinsically highly collimated x-ray beam generated by a synchrotron source, through the study of diamond thin films in their as-deposited (i.e., on substrate) state. As the incident angle is decreased, scattering from the diamond film can be isolated as contributions from the substrate are reduced. Diamond films deposited onto both silicon and steel substrates have been examined, evidence of an interfacial region between the film and silicon wafer has been observed, and conventional transmission x-ray diffraction has been used as a complement to the shallow angle results from the films deposited on steel.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: J.M. Smith
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2009 14:13
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 11:14
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