Advanced thin films for today industrial and research needs require highly specialized methodologies for a successful quantitative characterization. In particular, in the case of multilayers and/or unknowns phases a global approach is necessary to obtain some or all the required information. A full approach has been developed integrating novel texture and residual stress methodologies with the Rietveld method (for crystal structure analysis) and it has been coupled with the reflectivity analysis. The complete analysis can be done at once and offers several benefits: the thicknesses obtained from reflectivity can be used to correct the diffraction spectra, the phase analysis help to identify the layers and to determine the electron density profile for reflectivity; quantitative texture is needed for quantitative phase and residual stress analyses; crystal structure determination benefits of the previous. To achieve this result, it was necessary to develop some new methods, especially for texture and residual stresses. So it was possible to integrate them in the Rietveld, full profile fitting of the patterns. The measurement of these spectra required a special reflectometer/diffractometer that combines a thin parallel beam (for reflectivity) and a texture/stress goniometer with a curved large position sensitive detector. This new diffraction/reflectivity X-ray machine has been used to test the combined approach. Several spectra and the reflectivity patterns have been collected at different tilting angles and processed at once by the special software incorporating the aforementioned methodologies. Some analysis examples will be given to shown the possibilities offered by the method.
Texture, residual stress and structural analysis of thin films using a combined X-ray analysis / Lutterotti, Luca; D., Chateigner; J., Ricote; S., Ferrari. - In: THIN SOLID FILMS. - ISSN 0040-6090. - STAMPA. - 450(2004), pp. 34-41.
|Titolo:||Texture, residual stress and structural analysis of thin films using a combined X-ray analysis|
|Autori:||Lutterotti, Luca; D., Chateigner; J., Ricote; S., Ferrari|
|Titolo del periodico:||THIN SOLID FILMS|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-1242288129|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000189231900006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2003.10.150|
|Citazione:||Texture, residual stress and structural analysis of thin films using a combined X-ray analysis / Lutterotti, Luca; D., Chateigner; J., Ricote; S., Ferrari. - In: THIN SOLID FILMS. - ISSN 0040-6090. - STAMPA. - 450(2004), pp. 34-41.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|
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