An off-axis STIM procedure for precise mass determination and imaging

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For the precise determination of the local mass density in thin samples analysed at the Lund Nuclear Microprobe, a modified version of off-axis STIM is described. An on-axis/off-axis geometry is used where a thin C-foil, placed behind the sample scatters protons into the particle detector. The advantage of this geometry compared to the off-axis case where particles are directly scattered from the sample into the particle detector is that the energy-loss spectrum acquired is less degraded. A spectral resolution comparable to on-axis STIM is achieved at a beam current high enough to allow for a simultaneous PIXE analysis (50-100 pA). (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics


  • PIXE, imaging, nuclear microprobe, mass normalization, STIM
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)988-993
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Nuclear Physics (Faculty of Technology) (011013007)