Ion beam thermography - analysis of chemical compounds using ion beam techniques

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The analytical technique of ion beam thermography (IBT) is reported for the first time. IBT is a technique for the determination of chemical compounds. This IBT setup combines the multielemental ion beam technique's particle-induced X-ray emission (PIXE) and particle elastic scattering analysis (PESA) with thermography. A large number of elements are monitored with PIXE (Z > 14) and PESA (hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen). The thermographie treatment results in a thermogram for each element. The chemical compounds are inferred from these thermograms. This work describes the experimental setup. The capability of IBT is demonstrated on NH4C1, NH4NO3 and (NH4)2SO4.


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  • Lund University
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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Aug
Publication categoryResearch