Ion Beam Analysis (IBA)

IBA is a range of techniques where a high-energy ion beam hits a target producing a variety of emitted particles. These particles are characteristic of the elements in the elements of the target sample.

IBA can determine the variation in the elemental composition in the surface of a material. This composition strongly influences the properties of the material.

The IBA method uses a particle accelerator to inject the nuclei of light atoms such as hydrogen, deuterium or helium into the surface particles (at 0.75 - 3 MeV), resulting in emitted nuclei, gamma rays or X-rays.

Ion Beam Analysis at GNS Science

  • Rutherford Backscattering (RBS)
  • Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE)
  • Particle Induced Gamma-ray Emission (PIGE)
  • Nuclear Reaction Analysis (NRA)
  • Resonant Nuclear Reaction Analysis (RNRA)
  • Elastic Recoil Detection (ERA)
  • Proton Elastic Scattering Analysis (PESA)

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