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Multilayer composites and manufacture of same

United States Patent Application

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The present invention is directed towards a process of depositing multilayer thin films, disk-shaped targets for deposition of multilayer thin films by a pulsed laser or pulsed electron beam deposition process, where the disk-shaped targets include at least two segments with differing compositions, and a multilayer thin film structure having alternating layers of a first composition and a second composition, a pair of the alternating layers defining a bi-layer wherein the thin film structure includes at least 20 bi-layers per micron of thin film such that an individual bi-layer has a thickness of less than about 100 nanometers.
Holesinger, Terry G. (Los Alamos, NM), Jia, Quanxi (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California
11/ 350,177
February 7, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.