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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Staff and Governance

Core Staff

The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Administrator. 

Publication details for Prof Brian Tanner

Hase, T.P.A., van Kampen, M., Bručas, R., Hjörvarsson, B. Atkinson, D. & Tanner, B. K. (2007). X-ray scattering from two-dimensionally patterned magnetic thin film nanoscale arrays. Superlattices and Microstructures 41: 163-167.
  • Publication type: Journal Article

Author(s) from Durham


Thin metallic films patterned into nanoscale periodic arrays give rise to coherent satellites on either side of the specular reflection when illuminated at grazing incidence with x-rays. We have used grazing incidence x-ray scattering to probe the crystallography of two-dimensional patterned arrays. Excellent agreement is obtained between experimental scattering profiles and those simulated using a fast Fourier transform method. The technique is appropriate to any shape of patterned element. It is shown that the symmetry of the satellites in an azimuthal rotation map of the scattered intensity provides a sensitive means of measuring symmetry of the two-dimensional order in patterned nanostructures over a very long in-plane length scale. We find very good agreement between experimental and simulated rotation maps for the two dimensional array.

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