The Determination of Lattice Parameters and Strains in Stressed Thin Films Using X-Ray Diffraction: Extensions

  • E. L. Haase


A method is presented that allows the simultaneous determination of the lattice parameters and the strains of stressed thin films. The method employs either a thin film Guinier camera or a diffractometer both with Seemann-Bohlin focussing. The generalization of the method for non-cubic system and samples having a Poisson ratio unequal to 1/3 is given. Applications are given for silver and gold films and several phases in the Nb-Ge system. A simplification of the method is given when only the lattice parameter is desired. Departures from linearity are discussed.


Residual Stress Gold Film Silver Film Silver Powder Zeroth Iteration 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. L. Haase
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  1. 1.Institut für Nukleare FestkörperphysikKernforschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany

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