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There were different types of X-Ray measurements that would be used to deportment with X-Ray, and the names of these types are as below: In-Plane measurement, Out-of-Plane measurement, and X-ray Plane measurement.

1-1  Out-of-plane X-Ray measurement

In the study some measurement techniques of Application can be discussed and how it can be applied on find out the crystal frame work of thin films. The out of plane X-ray can be determined as the asymmetrical and symmetrical reflections that can be find out as the image from the lattice plane as it would be shown in the figure 1. The measurement of asymmetrical and symmetrical reflections of geometries can be presented in this picture.

Both angles of occurrence and diverted X-Rays against the sample of the surface plane were equal and obvious about ten to various degrees. As aconsequence of this, the incident X-Ray beam infiltrates in-depth with the sample of tens of nm at the maximum level.

From then the thickness of a thin film is were mainly about to 1mm or less then 1mm, the diffusion intensities of a thin film would be attained through symmetrical-reflection measurements, and these measurements were mainly most weaken and may be buried under the tail of strong substrate diffraction peak. This is the most popular scanning technique and widely used to achieve the strengths of diffraction in a symmetrical–reflection measurement.

On the other side, the measurement of asymmetrical-reflection would measure diffraction peaks from a thin film. the measurement can be performed under the significance diffraction of geometry in which the x-ray beam incidents retained at a small angle of almost more or fewer degrees on the surface of Film, and the detector on 2q axis will be scanned for the records of diffraction intensities which opted from a thin film. This method would also be known as the “ Method of Thin Film”. The depth diffusion of X-Ray inside a Thin Film has been controlled to numerous mm or less (and the details also refer to section 2.2). Though, the reflection of the distorted measurement would be used to acquire the higher intensities of diffraction from the samples of thin-film and concurrently were subdue the signals from substrates as well. The Deep infiltration of X-Ray can be given in the thin film and it will be taken as the function of angle of incident. The small angle of the incident has a smaller diffusion depth. It may be probable to analyze the change in the phases of crystalline from the surface of the interior to the thing film by consuming different angles of incidents.

But the question is, How deep x-ray diffusion can be done into the simple? The strength of the x-ray of the incident in any materials did not become zero at any one depth, but it reduces exponentially with the distance X will be below from the surface absorption of X-Ray. the function is about to derive the absorption behavior from the law of Lambert-Beer as it would be shown below in equation 1.



I= Observed intensity of X-ray Iₒ= intensity of incident X-ray

μ= Linear absorption coefficient  X= sample thickness

1-2-1 Rocking-Curve measurement for studying preferred-orientation in a thin Film

As we all know that the preferred orientation direction and the degree of orientation were the two primary factors of strapping affect the physical properties of a thin film. the axis orientation would be determined as by symmetrical-reflection measurement, and the distribution of desired orientation has been attaining through rocking-curve measurement. This method would also be performed by using a rocking curve for the sample of thin-film. on the other hand, the detector can be kept a fixed angle of 2q to record intensities of diffraction, from the differently-oriented lattice planes. the gradation of preferred orientation can be assessed from the full width at half maximum including in the file of rocking curve.

1-2-2 X-ray optics Out-of-plane diffraction

There are two types of X-ray optics that can be discussed in this article and these optics have been used for out-of-plane diversion measurement. and it is mainly focused on optics and parallel beams optics.

1-2-2-1 Focusing optics of Types of X-Ray measurement on thin Film

The focusing optics of Bragg-Brentano had been widely used in the deflection of X-ray powder. despite that, focusing optics can be used for collecting the data for symmetrical reflection from crystal planes that were parallel to the surface of the sample. The optics give the full use of a deviating incident beam of X-ray to get the high intensities of diffusion as well as high in determination.

In the above diagram it can be point out the focusing optics that can utilize in the conventional powder diffractometer is a device. The sample mainly be placed in the central position as well as at the center of the diffractometer, the two source of X-ray and their receiving slits can also be found at the perimeter of the circle of diffractometer. The divergent incident of x-ray can be used for the focusing optics that can be later on turn into as the diffracted by sample that can majorly be focus on the position of RS. The position of X-ray source as well as the sample from reflected slots from the circle of focusing optics. The radius of focusing optics can be relays on the angle of diffraction of 2q and mainly can be represented as the D-spacing of the planes of reflection.

The change in the form of radius circles depends on the 2q angle of diffraction and namely the D-spacing of the curved planes. as it was shown in the figure, that two slits were also presented, and these were mainly named as scattering slits and divergence slits. The scattering slit can be placed between the RS and the sample. The DS can be installed between sample and X-ray sources. The DS controls the discrepancy of the incident x-ray beam and it will also limitates the X-ray beam to fall within the length of the sample. on the other side, SS can be used to cut off other distributed parasitics to form the entrance of the X-rays into the RS, and it would also be detected through various detectors. In a conformist of 2θ/θ scan, both detectors, and the RS twice scanned the speed of the sample. The q and the 2θ keep the relation of θ: 2 =1: 2 at all angles. generally, the focusing optics provide High intensities of Diffraction and had high resolution.

despite that, physical and geometrical aberrations were caused by the divergence of an axial, flat specimen, transparency of specimen, surface displacement specimen, and flat specimen. and this will lead toward high displacements and intensities that are low in peak, vast peak widths or asymmetrical peak profiles. That’s why special careers of sample and optics confirmation were necessary when the optics were applied to the sample of thin films.

1-2-2-2 Parallel-beam optics of Types of X-Ray measurement on thin Film

In the optics of parallel-beam, as it was shown in the 4th picture, the divergent incident of X-ray beam can be transferred into a parallel-beam by the implementation of optical elements just like, having a set of narrow slits, parallel slits collimator (PSC) as well as having a crystal collimator can be used before X-ray beam would be imposed on the surface sample. A narrow slit can also be known as a parallel slit analyzer (PSA), and a crystal analyzer would also be used in the diffracted beam and this only allows to parallel diffused X-ray which enables the detector. the parallel-beam optics had no deviations which are similar to the focusing optics. This would also be appropriate to attain the exact angle of diffraction while using a parallel incident X-ray beam. a parallel beam can also be utilized in an asymmetrical-reflection measurement of the framework of the thin-film and enduring stress in a sample.

The parallel beam can be achieved through collimation of crystal or by narrow slits from a divergent source of x-ray would get weaken by intensity to analyze the polycrystalline thin film or a powder sample, excluding a strong preferred-oriented thin film or an epitaxial thin film.

In the last few years, some advancement was done in deposition techniques of thin-film that have been made possible and the manufacturing of parabolic graded multilayer mirrors. the graded multilayer mirror can be designed on the model of heavy alternated and light layers of elements to transforming the divergent incident in the X-ray beam and then convert them into higher in intensity as well as a parallel beam. the X-Ray optics were the optics that make the characteristics in the complete use for the parabolic graded multilayer mirror.

before the sample incident slits can be used to limit the length of the incident beam less or more than 1mm. The long PSA can be made up of the set of parallel and spaced thin metal plates,and these were placed between the detector and sample to determine the higher angular and higher intensities resolution. Two arrays of solar slits, one can be placed on the side of beam and the other one can be placed on the side of diffracted beam and these slits can be used to attain the specific possible axial of divergence of both incidents of the diffracted beams.

In-Plane X-ray measurement

X-ray diffusion strengths from deposited thin-film on a substrate would relatively weak in associating to the massive X-ray diffraction and background intensities from its substrates. In in-plane XRD techniques with the foraging incidents, x-ray beam had been utilizing successfully to increase the intensities of thin-film and to reduce the substrate intensities in the analysis of a thin-film.

In the article three dynamics of thin film frame work can be presented in this study such as the preferred orientation as well as directional connection and moreover distortion of lattice plane among the substrate of epitaxial film and it will also include the anisotropy of crystallite-size which has been attain from the both sides ( in plane and out-plane) measurements of XRD.

It has been illustrious that the crystalline structure of a thin film that can affect the characteristics of the device.

The study also includes the detail of In-plane XRD and this is technique and mainly used for the characterization of extremely thin films and the orientational and crystallinity relationships with the complex heteroepitaxial system can also be explained in this.

In-plane XRD is a technique that will be used to measure the intensities of diffraction from lattice panels that were normal for the surface of a sample. there are some characteristics of In-plane XRD can be as below:

1.      Diffraction from an extremely thin Film has been deleted.

2.      Diffraction and background intensities can be minimized from the substrate

3.      Diffraction From lattice planes normal to the ground of a sample can be detected.

4.      Non-Destructive Analysis of depth-profile can be possible by using different angles of the incident X-ray beam.

The geometrical presentation of the symmetrical and asymmetrical has been included as the minimized measurements of in-plane XRD and this was ladled in the picture above. The scattering vectorthat can be referred to as the normal vector that can be presented in the lattice plane as well as in the measurements of out-plane and these measurements can be point out as the sample of surface, furthermore the scattering vectors remain constant on the surface of thin film and so on in the case of an measurement of In-plane XRD. It can also be define in other meanings that in-plane XRD has been referred to as the technique that can be used to measure the normal lattice plane on the surface of film.

The Browsing-incidents of X-ray beams has also been operative in the in-plane XRD measurement. That’s why the X-ray beam incident can be travel from long distances within the thin-film, and because of this they have diffraction of high intensities would be observed from the film.

Moreover, the information about the angle of the incident X-ray beam and its gravity would also be reported in this article. The instance X-ray beam would also be controlled unconventionally on the rational angle sample ( ) and the detector position as it was shown in the geometry measurement of In-plane XRD. The complexity of the X-ray beam incident into a sample has been deep when the angle of the incident would be large, despite then this the depth dispersion would be enormously light from the small angle of incident. The incident angles were used for an operational and non- caustic structure-depth inquiry of a thin film.

When the sample surface has been flat then the angle of incident relatively very low, and the X-rays reflected properly, the reason behind this is the refractive index of material has been low then solidity. This can be happening due to the increase in the incident angle through specific values, because the incident x-ray has been deeply infiltrated into the sample. This angle has been profound as the critical angle for the external reflection that can also be work as the function of incident X-ray and can be used to measure the density of materials. In the surroundings of critical angle as well as a part from this incident X-ray beam can reflected on the surface sample and the remaining beams of x-ray can be dispersed into the sample. The breached x-ray beam can be proliferating the ray’s perpendicular to the sample surface the reason behind this that the incident of angle of x-ray beam has been very low and also proliferates has been refracted as well as propagate on the sample surface. The X-ray beam would be obtained from the sample surface as well as from the diffraction of lattice planes that aligned parallel to the surface sample that can be referred as the asymmetrical reflection of the out-plane measurement respectively.

The profundity dissemination (t) of a happening X-ray beam would be operated as the function of instance angle can roughly be derived from the following questions.

 t=4.61/2μ  sinα  (2)

where are the symbols denote the:

μ= Linear absorption  α= Incidental angle

If the angle of the incident has been small and it is close to the crucial angle of complete external reflection, and this will subsidize the reflection and concept of reflection would be taken into deliberation, and the 2nd equation is not valuable.

1-2-1 In-plane Diffraction for X-ray optics

As it is already discussed above, the collimation of the incident angle for the X-ray beam has the most significant beam for an in-plane XRD. The conventional incident of X-ray optics that have multiple narrows slits and would also be used for In-plane XRD, other then this diffraction have concentrations from a thin film has typically very fragile. Figure 5 shows two of the most operative X-ray optical systems that were used for collimating and monochromatizing an incident X-ray beam. an example will define the relationship between them can be defined as “parabolic multilayer mirror + parallel slits” and “polycapillary lens”. The anterior customs a line X-ray source, and the latter would be utilized as a point X-ray source to find an instance X-ray beam with equivalent perpendicular and parallel discrepancies are almost .

The visual system was used the parabolic multilayer mirror and comparable slits were shown on the left-hand side. The monochromator for the radiation of CuKa and this will act as a collimator for the process of the parallel incident beam have a vertical divergence of almost 0.05. a small discrepancy is achieved by implanting a channel- cut monochromator organized with the corresponding slots. The collimation was in the optical system has been realized that  the direction bolt upright to the long axis of the line X-ray source. Thus, a sample can be obtained horizontally so that this long axis is parallel to the surface of a sample. The detector can be  scanned in the parallel flat to high diffusion concentrations from the illustration, which has been along the direction vertical to the stalking circle of the -axis motion.

As it was mention in on the left-hand of the side, the equivalent divergence . for the happening of X- ray beam was found expending an in-plane comparable split collimator (In-plane PSC). although receiving slots 1 and 2 are wide-left opening for the duration of an in-plane XRD quantity.Maintenance should be occupied to evade the likelihood which was done in an occasion X-ray beam may slick above the whole span (or extent) of the illustration at all instance viewpoints in an in-plane XRD capacity. The size, W, of the event in the X-ray beam would be predictable on the apparent model be contingent on the quantity, in this case, shaft of light sit and the illustration of the slant of the event X-ray beam. The significance of W can be proposed would be discussed  given below:

 W=( Wis)/sinα

where W can be referred to as width of the incident slits α= angle of incident

1-3 Reflectory measurement of X-ray

The method of XRD dynamics was described in this article and different ways can be defined that would be used to investigate the X-ray mirror image and its strength arcs from foraging instance X-ray beam to find out the limitations for thin-film including depth, compactness, and superficial or boundary coarseness.

the method that defines the characteristics of X-ray reflectivity were defined as below:

·         it has been used to studied the polycrystalline, single-crystalline as well as unstructured substantial.

·         It would also be used to identify the unevenness in the surface and crossing point that raise from interdiffraction and nondestructive.

·         It will also be used to education an impervious film under observable light.

·         It should be utilized to regulate the stratum configuration of a multilayer or single-layer film.

·         It will also be discarded to portion film wideness from numerous to 1000 nm.

1.3.1 Information provided by an X-ray reflectivity measurement

The X-ray optics for an X-ray beam have a flat external of the quantifiable at cropping positions that had been defined in the earlier segment. In this subdivision, the investigation of the ensuing X-ray reflectivity curvature to attain data would be presented on the constraints of a thin film is pronounced.

Viscosity of Film of Types of X-Ray measurement on thin Film

The reflected changes in the intensity would be done after the substrate can be made from an ultimate corporea. that has been bonded homogenously with an ingredient that had a difference in the solidity of electrons and designated below. The observed scattering X-rays are the sum of individual electron scatterings. The reflective strength can be premeditated from each stratum which would be assembled from excitements of division and satisfying amount of interplanetary. The fluctuation depends on the solidity of film, and the denser film, the diminutive age of the alternations.

Density of Types of X-Ray measurement on thin Film

The density will be defined as plenty of fluctuation and the acute angle for complete replication deliver the information about the solidity of films. The fluctuation in the aptitude of Film would be contingent in various situations as well as between the concentrations of the film and its substrate, the huge difference in the density of the film would remain as higher the generosity of the oscillation. and this may find in various types such as light, moderate, heavy regarding to their material solidity. Surface or roughness of interface

As it had been shown in the picture that reflective curves have been two different values of Si with in the roughness of the surface. According to the picture result reveals that X-ray beam reduces frequently with the vast ground of the robust. It may also be described in different meanings that a thin film that have huge rust on it gives the rapid decline in the x-ray rate of reflectivity.

Scattering Geometrics principals

In the experiment of the X-ray diffraction, hkl that is the set of the crystals lattice plane are selected by using the various conditions of the incidents. The spacing of the lattice as hkl can be examined by implementing the particular well-known Bragg’s law. It can be stated as;

 nλ = 2d(hkl)sin  

For the crystals the scattering geometry is represented in the below given figure. The sign of  represents that particular angle among the surface, ki , ks, lattice plane (hkl) and the particular vectors of scattered waves respectively. The incident beam and its electrics vectors can be polarized parallel ( ) and perpendicularly ( ) in the principal along with respective incident plane.

From the lattice planes (hkl) thye brag diffraction is tiled or parallel by using the particular angle of  along with the particular crustal surface that is related to Bragg diffractions. It can be defined as symmetrical in such manners;

If; ( =0) results in  ,

For the crystals of the surface the required lattice planes becomes parallel in by which ( 0). It can be resulted in this particular manner; = ± . The diffraction of the Bragg can be defined as particular asymmetric ways such as the particular angle  is utilized in order to tile the reflecting lattice planes on the behalf of the surface of the crystals. The asymmetry factors are required to define it by offering the particular formula;   

b =  = =

In the above equation; direction cosines of the incident are denoted by the  and ; incidents is denoted by (i) and (s) used for the scattered wave for the particular normal surface (0).

The particular set of lattice planes in the reciprocal space; is explained ny the Ghkl=  it is also used to denotes the reciprocal lattice vectors that is normal for the planes sets as well as  is representing the angle among the incident wave vector Ki and surface plane. According to the principal of the momentum conversation; in the reciprocal space the Bragg laws becomes;

Ks=Ki+ Ghkl

In the reciprocal space, the Bragg law is represented by the useful and well known method that is offered by the reflection’s sphere; It also includes construction and Ewald sphere.  The condition if the Bragg is satisfied for the set of the lattice planes (hkl). It includes the particular time when the reciprocal lattice point (hkl) falls are falls on the sphere surface and it becomes more difficult to control it.

For the monochromatic X-ray beam and parallel sample surface lets the symbols of  is the incidence angle for the surface of sample. It also includes the conditions rocking the various particular crystals by selecting the angular range that is depends upon the Bragg angel for the required set of the particular planes that represent the intensity profile of the diffraction I ( ) is collected. It also deals with the heterostructure single layers.  In the below given figure; two main peaks will represented by the intensity profile. If it will be match with the diffractions that is from the same lattice planes (hkl) in the substrate and given layers respectively. The particular angular separation ( for the peaks of accounts is required for the various dhkla among the substrate lattice spacing and particular layers.

In another figures sphere construction of Ewald is representing. In this figure Ghkl represents the reciprocal lattice vectors as wells i is representing the angel among the surface plane and incidents of the wave vector Ki.

The diffractions of the Bragg is considered as the logical as well as phenomena of the elastic scattering along with the transfer of the momentum among the scattered radiation and reciprocal space. The distribution of the intensity of the X-ray scattering experiment that is plotted for the reciprocal space and it is considered as the RS (the wave vectors and its space). According to the principals of the momentum conversation, the Bragg law in the Rs becomes Q= ks_ki=hkl; Here the; hkl is considered as the reciprocal lattice vectors along with |hhkl|=2p/dhkl; Q=ks_ki. The scattering vector alog with the moment um transfers as well as ks,i with |ks,i|=2p/l are considered as the incidents wave vectors and scattered vectors respectively.

The surface of the considered as the exit and entrance reference plane that is required for the beams of the X-ray in scattering Bragg geometry. The same angel made by the diffracted and incident beams along lattice plans in this particular reason.  The diffraction from the Bragg from the crystal is usually known as the Bragg reflection.    

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