Protons, helium and heavy ions in backscattering analysis of high-Tc superconductors

Eero Rauhala, Jaakko Saarilahti, N. Nath

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    Ion backscattering spectra for 1H, 4He, 7Li, 12C, 16O and 28Si ions incident on thin and thick superconductor samples in the energy range 2-28 MeV have been measured. The spectra are analyzed by using a computer program package for ion backscattering data analysis. The general characteristics of the ion beams for the backscattering analysis of high-Tc superconductors both in the Rutherford and non-Rutherford energy regime are discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of using proton and heavy ion beams are compared to those of conventional 4He ion backscattering.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)83-90
    Number of pages8
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 1991
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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