Ion Beam Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications

Michael Nastasi, James W. Mayer, Yongqiang Wang

August 27, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 472 Pages - 178 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439846384 - CAT# K12077

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Features

  • Provides readers with the means to understand the benefits and limitations of ion beam analysis
  • Focuses on offering practical information for users to apply in their own work
  • Discusses the fundamentals, including kinematics, ion stopping, Rutherford backscattering, channeling, elastic recoil detection, particle induced x-ray emission, and nuclear reaction analysis
  • Covers the broad range of current and emerging applications in materials science, physics, art, archaeology, and biology
  • Includes a chapter on computer simulation and data analysis in ion beam analysis

Summary

Ion Beam Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications explains the basic characteristics of ion beams as applied to the analysis of materials, as well as ion beam analysis (IBA) of art/archaeological objects. It focuses on the fundamentals and applications of ion beam methods of materials characterization.

The book explains how ions interact with solids and describes what information can be gained. It starts by covering the fundamentals of ion beam analysis, including kinematics, ion stopping, Rutherford backscattering, channeling, elastic recoil detection, particle induced x-ray emission, and nuclear reaction analysis. The second part turns to applications, looking at the broad range of potential uses in thin film reactions, ion implantation, nuclear energy, biology, and art/archaeology.

  • Examines classical collision theory
  • Details the fundamentals of five specific ion beam analysis techniques
  • Illustrates specific applications, including biomedicine and thin film analysis
  • Provides examples of ion beam analysis in traditional and emerging research fields

Supplying readers with the means to understand the benefits and limitations of IBA, the book offers practical information that users can immediately apply to their own work. It covers the broad range of current and emerging applications in materials science, physics, art, archaeology, and biology. It also includes a chapter on computer applications of IBA.