X-ray metrology is the ideal tool for thin film analysis in the development and mass production of different kind of layer-structured micro- and optoelectronic devices. Measurement tools based on X-ray methods, such as XRD
, XRR and XRF
, have proven to provide rapid, non-destructive, reliable and accurate access to critical thin film parameters ranging from ultra-thin single layers to complex multilayer stacks.
X-ray metrology techniques have kept up with the progress in the industry through the development of new layer-based applications and technologies and they continue to serve as essential tools from the R&D phase through pilot production to full-scale automated manufacturing of semiconductor devices.