Towards X-ray induced transient grating methods for nanometer scale dynamics: Diffraction on transient structures induced by extreme ultraviolet radiation from FLASHA. Föhlisch1, M. Beye1, H. Redlin2 and S. Düsterer2
1 Institute for experimental physics, Hamburg University, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
2 Hamburger Synchrotron Strahlungslabor at Deutsche Elektronen Synchrotron HASYLAB/DESY, Notkestr. 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany
Using the high brilliance femtosecond soft X-ray pulses from the Free-Electron LASer at Hamburg (FLASH) the X-ray induced transient optical reflectivity change of GaAs has been established as a versatile method for femtosecond X-ray/optical cross-correlation . As the underlying physical mechanism is the X-ray induced dynamics within solids, we present in this work a feasibility study how transient grating methods could be used to study nanometer scale dynamics in materials, such as the radical diffusion parameters in photoresist materials for EUV lithography.
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