Ion-beam based material analysis (IBA)

When ions interact with solids, many different processes can occur depending on the ion species and the primary incident energy. Ions are scattered, recoiling target atoms can leave the samples, photons and electrons are emitted, and nuclear reactions may occur.

In our group we are performing all standard Ion-Beam Analysis methods in dedicated beamlines and experimental setups. We feature conventional Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) for non-destructive depth profiling, Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis (ERDA) for light element detection, Nuclear Resonance Analysis (NRA) for isotopic tracing as well as Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) for trace element analysis. These experiments can partially be performed using a micro-beam or investigating channelling in single crystalline materials.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Evertz, Simon; Pruente, Stephan; Patterer, Lena; Marshal, Amalraj et al.

    Boron Concentration Induced Co-Ta-B Composite Formation Observed in the Transition from Metallic to Covalent Glasses

    Part of Condensed Matter, 2020.

    Open access
  • Tran, Tuan; Jablonka, Lukas; Lavoie, Christian; Zhang, Zhen et al.

    In-situ characterization of ultrathin nickel silicides using 3D mediumenergy ion scattering

    Part of Scientific Reports, 2020.

  • Achenbach, Jan-Ole; Karimi Aghda, Soheil; Hans, Marcus; Primetzhofer, Daniel et al.

    Low temperature oxidation behavior of Mo2BC coatings

    Part of Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. A. Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, 2020.

  • Hans, Marcus; Ruess, Holger; Czigany, Zsolt; Krause, Janina et al.

    Spinodal decomposition of reactively sputtered (V0.64Al0.36)(0.49)N-0.51 thin films

    Part of Surface & Coatings Technology, 2020.

  • Sortica, Mauricio A.; Linnarsson, Margareta K.; Wessman, Dan; Lohmann, Svenja et al.

    A versatile time-of-flight medium-energy ion scattering setup using multiple delay-line detectors

    Part of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B, p. 16-20, 2020.

  • Kantre, Karim-Alexandros; Moro, Marcos V.; Moldarev, Dmitrii; Johansson, D. et al.

    SIGMA: A Set-up for In-situ Growth, Material modification and Analysis by ion beams

    Part of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B, p. 96-100, 2020.

  • Lohmann, Svenja; Primetzhofer, Daniel

    Disparate Energy Scaling of Trajectory-Dependent Electronic Excitations for Slow Protons and He Ions

    Part of Physical Review Letters, 2020.

    Open access
  • Szabo, Paul S.; Biber, Herbert; Jaeggi, Noah; Brenner, Matthias et al.

    Dynamic Potential Sputtering of Lunar Analog Material by Solar Wind Ions

    Part of Astrophysical Journal, 2020.

  • Pogoryelov, Yevgen; Pereiro, Manuel; Jana, Somnath; Kumar, Ankit et al.

    Nonreciprocal spin pumping damping in asymmetric magnetic trilayers

    Part of Physical Review B, 2020.

    Open access
  • Skini, Ridha; Ghorai, Sagar; Ström, Petter; Ivanov, Sergey et al.

    Large room temperature relative cooling power in La0.5Pr0.2Ca0.1Sr0.2MnO3

    Part of Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2020.

  • Huang, Ke; Wu, Liang; Wang, Maoyu; Swain, Nyayabanta et al.

    Tailoring magnetic order via atomically stacking 3d/5d electrons to achieve high-performance spintronic devices

    Part of APPLIED PHYSICS REVIEWS, 2020.

  • Bruckner, Barbara; Bauer, Peter; Primetzhofer, Daniel

    Neutralization of slow helium ions scattered from single crystalline aluminum and tantalum surfaces and their oxides

    Part of Surface Science, 2020.

  • Warnatz, Tobias; Skovdal, Björn Erik; Magnus, Fridrik; Stopfel, Henry et al.

    The influence of diameter on the magnetic saturation in Fe 84 Cu 16 /MgO [001] multilayered islands

    Part of Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2020.

  • Ries, Stefan; Banko, Lars; Hans, Marcus; Primetzhofer, Daniel et al.

    Ion energy control via the electrical asymmetry effect to tune coating properties in reactive radio frequency sputtering

    Part of Plasma sources science & technology (Print), 2019.

    Open access
  • Englund, Sven; Kubart, Tomas; Keller, Jan; Moro, Marcos V. et al.

    Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide as Transparent Back Contact in Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin-Film Solar Cells

    Part of Physica Status Solidi (a) applications and materials science, 2019.

  • Telesca, G.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, F.; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    COREDIV numerical simulation of high neutron rate JET-ILW DD pulses in view of extension to JET-ILW DT experiments

    Part of Nuclear Fusion, 2019.

  • Eriksson, F.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, Federico; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    Interpretative and predictive modelling of Joint European Torus collisionality scans

    Part of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 2019.

    Open access
  • Valovic, M.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, Federico; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    Control of the hydrogen:deuterium isotope mixture using pellets in JET

    Part of Nuclear Fusion, 2019.

  • Oliver, H. J. C.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, Federico; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    Modification of the Alfven wave spectrum by pellet injection

    Part of Nuclear Fusion, 2019.

  • Van Eester, D.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, Federico; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    Ion cyclotron resonance heating scenarios for DEMO

    Part of Nuclear Fusion, 2019.

  • Murari, A.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, Federico; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    Adaptive learning for disruption prediction in non-stationary conditions

    Part of Nuclear Fusion, 2019.

  • Garcia, J.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, Federico; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    A new mechanism for increasing density peaking in tokamaks: improvement of the inward particle pinch with edge E x B shearing

    Part of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 2019.

  • Varje, J.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, Federico; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    Synthetic diagnostic for the JET scintillator probe lost alpha measurements

    Part of Journal of Instrumentation, 2019.

  • Saarelma, S.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, Federico; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    Self-consistent pedestal prediction for JET-ILW in preparation of the DT campaign

    Part of Physics of fluids, 2019.

  • Garcia, J.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, Federico; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    First principles and integrated modelling achievements towards trustful fusion power predictions for JET and ITER

    Part of Nuclear Fusion, 2019.

  • Bonanomi, N.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, Federico; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    Role of fast ion pressure in the isotope effect in JET L-mode plasmas

    Part of Nuclear Fusion, 2019.

  • Carvalho, D. D.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, Federico; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    Deep neural networks for plasma tomography with applications to JET and COMPASS

    Part of Journal of Instrumentation, 2019.

  • Cannas, Barbara; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, F.; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    Recurrence Plots for Dynamic Analysis of Type-I ELMs at JET With a Carbon Wall

    Part of IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, p. 1871-1877, 2019.

  • Gründlinger, Petra; Györök, Michael; Wolfmayr, Sebastian; Breuer, Tobias et al.

    Aggregation of Au(i)-complexes on amorphous substrates governed by aurophilicity

    Part of Dalton Transactions, p. 14712-14723, 2019.

    Open access
  • Landälv, L.; Carlström, C-F; Li, J.; Primetzhofer, Daniel et al.

    Phase composition and transformations in magnetron-sputtered (Al,V)2O3 coatings

    Part of Thin Solid Films, 2019.

  • Achenbach, Jan-Ole; Sahu, Rajib; Voelker, Bernhard; Hans, Marcus et al.

    Synthesis and Properties of Orthorhombic MoAlB Coatings

    Part of Coatings, 2019.

    Open access
  • Joffrin, E.; Andersson Sundén, Erik; Binda, Federico; Cecconello, Marco et al.

    Overview of the JET preparation for deuterium-tritium operation with the ITER like-wall

    Part of Nuclear Fusion, 2019.

    Open access
  • Tran, Tuan; Jablonka, Lukas; Bruckner, Barbara; Rund, Stefanie et al.

    Electronic interaction of slow hydrogen and helium ions with nickel-silicon systems

    Part of Physical Review A: covering atomic, molecular, and optical physics and quantum information, 2019.

    Open access
  • Komander, Kristina; Moro, Marcos V.; Droulias, Sotirios A.; Müggenburg, J. et al.

    Hydrogen site location in ultrathin vanadium layers by N-15 nuclear reaction analysis

    Part of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B, p. 57-60, 2019.

  • Kantre, Karim-Alexandros; Paneta, Valentina; Primetzhofer, Daniel

    Investigation of the energy loss of I in Au at energies below the Bragg peak

    Part of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B, p. 37-42, 2019.

  • Paneta, Valentina; Englund, Sven; Suvanam, Sethu Saveda; Scragg, Jonathan J. et al.

    Ion-beam based characterization of TiN back contact interlayers for CZTS(e), thin film solar cells

    Part of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B, p. 262-266, 2019.

  • Moro, Marcos V.; Holeňák, Radek; Medina, León Zendejas; Jansson, Ulf et al.

    Accurate high-resolution depth profiling of magnetron sputtered transition metal alloy films containing light species: A multi-method approach

    Part of Thin Solid Films, 2019.

  • Moro, Marcos V.; Moldarev, Dmitrii; You, Chang C.; Baba, Elbruz M. et al.

    In-situ composition analysis of photochromic yttrium oxy-hydride thin films under light illumination

    Part of Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2019.

  • Larsson, Fredrik; Keller, Jan; Primetzhofer, Daniel; Riekehr, Lars et al.

    Atomic layer deposition of amorphous tin-gallium oxide films

    Part of Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. A. Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, 2019.

    Open access
  • Stelzer, Bastian; Chen, Xiang; Bliem, Pascal; Hans, Marcus et al.

    Remote Tracking of Phase Changes in Cr2AlC Thin Films by In-situ Resistivity Measurements

    Part of Scientific Reports, 2019.

    Open access
  • Akansel, Serkan; Kumar, Ankit; Venugopal, Vijayaharan A.; Esteban-Puyuelo, Raquel et al.

    Enhanced Gilbert damping in Re-doped FeCo films: Combined experimental and theoretical study

    Part of Physical Review B, 2019.

  • Achenbach, Jan-Ole; Mraz, Stanislav; Primetzhofer, Daniel; Schneider, Jochen M.

    Correlative Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of the Angle-Resolved Composition Evolution of Thin Films Sputtered from a Compound Mo2BC Targe

    Part of Coatings, 2019.

    Open access
  • Bruckner, Barbara; Bauer, Peter; Primetzhofer, Daniel

    The impact of surface oxidation on energy spectra of keV ions scattered from transition metals

    Part of Applied Surface Science, p. 1287-1292, 2019.

  • Liu, Sida; Chang, Keke; Mraz, Stanislav; Chen, Xiang et al.

    Modeling of metastable phase formation for sputtered Ti1-xAlxN thin films

    Part of Acta Materialia, p. 615-625, 2019.

  • Arvizu, Miguel A; Qu, Hui-Ying; Cindemir, Umut; Qiu, Zhen et al.

    Electrochromic WO3 thin films attain unprecedented durability by potentiostatic pretreatment

    Part of Journal of Materials Chemistry A, p. 2908-2918, 2019.

    Open access
  • Hans, Marcus; Patterer, Lena; Music, Denis; Holzapfel, Damian M. et al.

    Stress-Dependent Elasticity of TiAlN Coatings

    Part of Coatings, 2019.

    Open access
  • Sortica, Mauricio A.; Paneta, Valentina; Bruckner, Barbara; Lohmann, Svenja et al.

    On the Z(1)-dependence of electronic stopping in TiN

    Part of Scientific Reports, 2019.

    Open access
  • Englund, Sven; Grini, Sigbjorn; Donzel-Gargand, Olivier; Paneta, Valentina et al.

    TiN Interlayers with Varied Thickness in Cu2ZnSnS(e)(4) Thin Film Solar Cells: Effect on Na Diffusion, Back Contact Stability, and Performance

    Part of Physica Status Solidi (a) applications and materials science, 2018.

  • Glechner, T.; Mayrhofer, P. H.; Holec, D.; Fritze, Stefan et al.

    Tuning structure and mechanical properties of Ta-C coatings by N-alloying and vacancy population

    Part of Scientific Reports, 2018.

    Open access
  • Moldarev, Dmitrii; Moro, Marcos V.; You, Chang C.; Baba, Elbruz M. et al.

    Yttrium oxyhydrides for photochromic applications: Correlating composition and optical response

    Part of PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS, 2018.

  • Kiefer, David; Yu, Liyang; Fransson, Erik; Gomez, Andres et al.

    A Solution-Doped Polymer Semiconductor: Insulator Blend for Thermoelectrics

    Part of ADVANCED SCIENCE, 2017.

    Open access