X-ray grating interferometry is an excellent technique for X-ray phase contrast imaging and X-ray wavefront sensing with applications in materials science, biology and medical diagnosis. Among other requirements, the method depends on the availability of highly X-ray absorbing metallic gratings. Here, we report on the fabrication and characterization of high aspect ratio iridium gratings with a period of 1 μm and a depth of 30 μm combining deep reactive ion etching of silicon and atomic layer deposition of iridium. The implementation of such structures can greatly enhance the sensitivity of grating-based X-ray phase contrast imaging and thus, expand further its broad range of applications.
|Titolo:||Towards sub-micrometer high aspect ratio X-ray gratings by atomic layer deposition of iridium|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|