Ion beam analysis – spectrometry

Ion beam analysis (IBA) is a family of analytical techniques based on the interaction of energetic ions with the target atoms in the substrate enabling elemental quantification, compositional analysis, elemental depth profiling, and crystallographic analysis. The incident ions are typically in MeV energy range and the interaction can range from elastic scattering, recoil scattering, nuclear reaction, and X-ray emission.

Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS), most famous for radiocarbon (14C) dating, uses similar set-ups as IBA, but samples needs to be chemically processed before being introduced in the ion source. Negative ions (e.g., C-) are extracted from the sample, further accelerated to MeV, stripped to positively-charged ions and radionuclide-to-stable nuclide ratios are detected.

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