swMATH ID: 36811
Software Authors: G. Vignaud; A. Gibaud
Description: REFLEX: a program for the analysis of specular X-ray and neutron reflectivity data. The use of X-ray and neutron reflectivity has been generalized worldwide for scientists who want to determine specific physical properties (such as electron-density profile, scattering-length density, roughness and thickness) of films less than 200 nm thick deposited on a substrate. This paper describes a freeware program named REFLEX, which is a standalone program dedicated to the simulation and analysis of X-ray and neutron reflectivity from multilayers. This program was first written two decades ago and has been constantly improved since, but never published until now. The latest version of REFLEX covers generalized types of calculation of reflectivity curves including both neutron and X-ray reflectivity. In the case of X-rays, the program can deal with both s and p polarization, which is quite important in the soft X-ray region where the two polarizations can yield different results. Neutron reflectivity is calculated within the framework of non-spin-polarized neutrons. REFLEX has also been designed to include any type of fluid (such as supercritical CO2) on top of the analysed film and includes corrections of the footprint effect for analysis on an absolute scale.
Homepage: https://reflex.irdl.fr/Reflex/reflex.html
Keywords: X-ray reflectivity; neutron reflectivity; soft X-rays; data fitting; thin films; REFLEX
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