Transmission multilayer polarizers for use in the 55-90 eV region

Weibing Hu, Tadashi Hatano, Masaki Yamamoto, Makoto Watanabe

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    Free-standing Al/YB6 and Mo/Si transmission multilayer polarizers have been developed for use in the photon energy regions 55-72 eV and 72-90 eV, respectively, to improve the degree of polarization of synchrotron radiation light from beamline monochromators. The polarizance (polarizing ability) and transmittance of the Al/YB6 multilayer for unpolarized light at 64 eV were 77% and 3.4%, respectively, and the polarizance and transmittance of the Mo/Si multilayer at 80 eV were 79% and 2.2%, respectively. By using the Mo/Si polarizer, the degree of polarization of the monochromated light at BL8B1 of UVSOR was increased from 95 to 99% in the 78-84 eV region.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)732-734
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1998 May 1


    • Multilayers
    • Polarizers
    • Soft X-rays

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiation
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Instrumentation


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