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Paul Scherrer Institute Details Findings in Silicon (Grazing angle X-ray fluorescence from periodic structures on silicon and silica surfaces)

September 12, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- New research on Silicon is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Villigen, Switzerland, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Various 3-dimensional nano-scaled periodic structures with different configurations and periods deposited on the surface of silicon and silica substrates were investigated by means of the grazing incidence and grazing emission X-ray fluorescence techniques."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Paul Scherrer Institute, "Apart from the characteristics which are typical for particle- and layer-like samples, the measured angular intensity profiles show additional periodicity-related features. The latter could be explained by a novel theoretical approach based on simple geometrical optics (GO) considerations."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The new GO-based calculations were found to yield results in good agreement with experiment, also in cases where other theoretical approaches are not valid, e.g., periodic particle distributions with an increased surface coverage."

For more information on this research see: Grazing angle X-ray fluorescence from periodic structures on silicon and silica surfaces. Spectrochimica Acta Part B-Atomic Spectroscopy, 2014;98():65-75. Spectrochimica Acta Part B-Atomic Spectroscopy can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England (see also Silicon).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.H. Nowak, Paul Scherrer Inst, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland. Additional authors for this research include D. Banas, W. Blchucki, W. Cao, J.C. Dousse, P. Honicke, J. Hoszowska, L. Jablonski, Y. Kayser, A. Kubala-Kukus, M. Pajek, F. Reinhardt, A.V. Savu and J. Szlachetko.

Keywords for this news article include: Villigen, Switzerland, Europe, Silicon

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