Fabrication of customizable wedged multilayer Laue lenses by adding a stress layer

Sven Niese, Peter Krüger, Adam Kubec, Roman Laas, Peter Gawlitza, Kathleen Melzer, Stefan Braun, Ehrenfried Zschech

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Diffractive optics for hard X-rays feature superior properties in terms of resolution and efficiency, if volume diffraction effects are exploited all-over the aperture. For multilayer Laue lenses, preferably a wedged geometry is required to obtain this effect. We present an approach utilizing an additional stress layer to realize the necessary geometrical modifications where each lens can be customized to a selected photon energy independently of the given multilayer deposition. The quality of the deposition of the stress layer is evaluated using a laboratory X-ray microscope prior to its application at synchrotron radiation facilities with a special approach to measure the relative layer tilt at high spatial resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-324
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue numberP2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2014



  • Diffractive optics
  • Focused ion beam
  • Multilayers Stress layer
  • Sputter deposition
  • X-ray microscopy
  • X-ray optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Niese, S., Krüger, P., Kubec, A., Laas, R., Gawlitza, P., Melzer, K., ... Zschech, E. (2014). Fabrication of customizable wedged multilayer Laue lenses by adding a stress layer. Thin Solid Films, 571(P2), 321-324. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2014.02.095