Investigation of carbon contamination of synchrotron radiation mirrors

Tsuneharu Koide, Shigeru Sato, Tetsuo Shidara, Michio Niwano, Mihiro Yanagihara, Akio Yamada, Atsushi Fujimori, Akira Mikuni, Hiroo Kato, Tsuneaki Miyahara

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Carbon-contaminated synchrotron radiation mirrors have been successfully cleaned by a dc glow discharge in oxygen. Reflectance and angle-resolved scattering have been measured before and after cleaning. The effect of carbon contamination on reflectance is severe at near normal incidence whereas it is small at grazing incidence. The decrease in reflectance is most noticeable for photons with an energy below about 10 eV. In the discharge arrangement in which the mirror surface did not face an electrode, the reflectance of contaminated mirrors was nearly restored to that of uncontaminated mirrors and the scattering level was reduced. An additional discharge, in which the mirror surface faced the electrode, degraded the reflectance but produced no appreciable change in the scattering level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1986 May 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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