In this paper we discuss two techniques to optimize the quality of multilayer x-ray mirrors, namely optimization of the temperature of the substrates during deposition and ion-bombardment of the layers. We produced Mo/Si multilayers applying both methods and present the effect on the near normal incidence reflectivity for l=13-14 nm radiation. Furthermore an analysis of the homogeneity of the deposited layers is given.

Microelectron. Eng.

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