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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2019–2021

20-nm-resolution Soft x-ray microscopy demonstrated by use of multilayer test structures

Weilun Chao, Erik Anderson, Gregory P. Denbeaux, Bruce Harteneck, J. Alexander Liddle, Deirdre L. Olynick, Angelic L. Pearson, Farhad Salmassi, Cheng Yu Song, and David T. Attwood  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 21, pp. 2019-2021 (2003)

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A spatial resolution of 20 nm is demonstrated at 2.07-nm wavelength by use of a soft x-ray microscope based on Fresnel zone plate lenses and partially coherent illumination. Nanostructural test patterns, formed by sputtered multilayer coatings and transmission electron microscopy thinning techniques, provide clear experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4980) Imaging systems : Partial coherence in imaging
(180.7460) Microscopy : X-ray microscopy
(340.7460) X-ray optics : X-ray microscopy

Weilun Chao, Erik Anderson, Gregory P. Denbeaux, Bruce Harteneck, J. Alexander Liddle, Deirdre L. Olynick, Angelic L. Pearson, Farhad Salmassi, Cheng Yu Song, and David T. Attwood, "20-nm-resolution Soft x-ray microscopy demonstrated by use of multilayer test structures," Opt. Lett. 28, 2019-2021 (2003)

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