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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Qu, Hui-Ying; Primetzhofer, Daniel; Qiu, Zhen; Österlund, Lars et al.

    Cation/Anion-based electrochemical degradation and rejuvenation of electrochromic nickel oxide films

    Part of ChemElectroChem, p. 3548 3548-3556 3556, 2018.

  • Moraes, V.; Fuger, C.; Paneta, Valentina; Primetzhofer, Daniel et al.

    Substoichiometry and tantalum dependent thermal stability of alpha-structured W-Ta-B thin films

    Part of Scripta Materialia, p. 5-10, 2018.

  • Ström, Petter; Petersson, Per; Parra, Rodrigo Arredondo; Oberkofler, Martin et al.

    Sputtering of polished EUROFER97 steel: Surface structure modification and enrichment with tungsten and tantalum

    Part of Journal of Nuclear Materials, p. 139-146, 2018.

  • Moro, Marcos V.; Bruckner, Barbara; Grande, P. L.; Tabacniks, M. H. et al.

    Stopping cross section of vanadium for H+ and He+ ions in a large energy interval deduced from backscattering spectra

    Part of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B, p. 43-51, 2018.

  • Riedl, H.; Glechner, T.; Wojcik, T.; Koutna, N. et al.

    Influence of carbon deficiency on phase formation of super-hard TaCy thin films

    Part of Scripta Materialia, p. 150-154, 2018.

  • Bruckner, Barbara; Roth, D.; Goebl, D.; Bauer, P. et al.

    A note on extracting electronic stopping from energy spectra of backscattered slow ions applying Bragg's rule

    Part of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B, p. 82-86, 2018.

  • Lohmann, Svenja; Primetzhofer, Daniel

    Ion-induced particle desorption in time-of-flight medium energy ion scattering

    Part of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B, p. 22-26, 2018.

  • Greczynski, G.; Primetzhofer, Daniel; Hultman, L.

    Reference binding energies of transition metal carbides by core-level x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy free from Ar+ etching artefacts

    Part of Applied Surface Science, p. 102-110, 2018.

  • Moldarev, Dmitrii; Primetzhofer, Daniel; You, Chang Chuan; Karazhanov, Smagul Zh. et al.

    Composition of photochromic oxygen-containing yttrium hydride films

    Part of Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, p. 66-69, 2018.

  • Gleich, Stephan; Soler, Rafael; Fager, Hanna; Bolvardi, Hamid et al.

    Modifying the nanostructure and the mechanical properties of Mo2BC hard coatings: Influence of substrate temperature during magnetron sputtering

    Part of Materials & design, p. 203-211, 2018.

    Open access
  • Lohmann, Svenja; Sortica, Mauricio A.; Paneta, Valentina; Primetzhofer, Daniel

    Analysis of photon emission induced by light and heavy ions in time-of-flight medium energy ion scattering

    Part of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B, p. 75-80, 2018.

  • Chulapakorn, Thawatchart; Sychugov, Ilya; Ottosson, Mikael; Primetzhofer, Daniel et al.

    Luminescence of Silicon Nanoparticles from Oxygen Implanted Silicon

    Part of Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, p. 18-22, 2018.

  • Chulapakorn, Thawatchart; Primetzhofer, Daniel; Sychugov, Ilya; Suvanam, Sethu Saveda et al.

    Impact of H-Uptake from Forming Gas Annealing and Ion Implantation on the Photoluminescence of Si Nanoparticles

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

  • Paneta, Valentina; Fluch, Ulrike; Petersson, Per; Ott, Sascha et al.

    Characterization of compositional modifications in metal-organic frameworks using carbon and alpha particle microbeams

    Part of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B, p. 198-201, 2017.

  • Ström, Petter; Primetzhofer, Daniel; Schwarz-Selinger, Thomas; Sugiyama, Kazuyoshi

    Compositional and morphological analysis of FeW films modified by sputtering and heating

    Part of NUCLEAR MATERIALS AND ENERGY, p. 472 472-477 477, 2017.

    Open access
  • Ruess, H.; Baben, M. To; Mraz, S.; Shang, L. et al.

    HPPMS deposition from composite targets: Effect of two orders of magnitude target power density changes on the composition of sputtered Cr-Al-C thin films

    Part of Vacuum, p. 285-289, 2017.

  • Roth, D.; Bruckner, B.; Undeutsch, G.; Paneta, Valentina et al.

    Electronic Stopping of Slow Protons in Oxides: Scaling Properties

    Part of Physical Review Letters, 2017.

  • Qu, Hui-Ying; Primetzhofer, Daniel; Arvizu, Miguel A.; Qiu, Zhen et al.

    Electrochemical Rejuvenation of Anodically Coloring Electrochromic Nickel Oxide Thin Films

    Part of ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, p. 42420-42424, 2017.

    Open access
  • Englund, Sven; Paneta, Valentina; Primetzhofer, Daniel; Ren, Yi et al.

    Characterization of TiN back contact interlayers with varied thickness for Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 thin film solar cells

    Part of Thin Solid Films, p. 91-97, 2017.

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

    Electronic energy-loss mechanisms for H, He, and Ne in TiN

    Part of Physical Review A: covering atomic, molecular, and optical physics and quantum information, 2017.

  • Chulapakorn, Thawatchart; Sychugov, Ilya; Suvanam, Sethu Saveda; Linnros, Jan et al.

    Influence of Swift Heavy Ion Irradiation on the Photoluminescence of Si-nanoparticles and Defects in SiO2

    Part of Nanotechnology, 2017.

  • Fluch, Ulrike; Paneta, Valentina; Primetzhofer, Daniel; Ott, Sascha

    Uniform distribution of post-synthetic linker exchange in metal-organic frameworks revealed by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry

    Part of Chemical Communications, p. 6516-6519, 2017.

  • You, Chang Chuan; Moldarev, Dmitrii; Mongstad, Trygve; Primetzhofer, Daniel et al.

    Enhanced photochromic response in oxygen-containing yttrium hydride thin films transformed by an oxidation process

    Part of Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, p. 185-189, 2017.

  • Greczynski, G.; Mraz, S.; Hans, M.; Primetzhofer, Daniel et al.

    Unprecedented Al supersaturation in single-phase rock salt structure VAlN films by Al+ subplantation

    Part of Journal of Applied Physics, 2017.

  • Hunold, Oliver; Keuter, Philipp; Bliem, Pascal; Music, Denis et al.

    Elastic properties of amorphous T0.75Y0.75B14 (T = Sc, Ti, V, Y, Zr, Nb) and the effect of O incorporation on bonding, density and elasticity (T ' = Ti, Zr)

    Part of Journal of Physics, 2017.

  • Baben, Moritz to; Hans, Marcus; Primetzhofer, Daniel; Evertz, Simon et al.

    Unprecedented thermal stability of inherently metastable titanium aluminum nitride by point defect engineering

    Part of MATERIALS RESEARCH LETTERS, p. 158-169, 2017.

    Open access
  • Jablonka, Lukas; Kubart, Tomas; Primetzhofer, Daniel; Abedin, Ahmad et al.

    Formation of nickel germanides from Ni layers with thickness below 10 nm

    Part of Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 2017.

  • Roth, D.; Bruckner, B.; Moro, M. V.; Gruber, S. et al.

    Electronic Stopping of Slow Protons in Transition and Rare Earth Metals: Breakdown of the Free Electron Gas Concept

    Part of Physical Review Letters, 2017.

  • Lasfargues, H.; Glechner, T.; Koller, C. M.; Paneta, Valentina et al.

    Non-reactively sputtered ultra-high temperature Hf-C and Ta-C coatings

    Part of Surface & Coatings Technology, p. 436-444, 2017.

  • Greczynski, G.; Primetzhofer, Daniel; Lu, J.; Hultman, L.

    Core-level spectra and binding energies of transition metal nitrides by non-destructive x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy through capping layers

    Part of Applied Surface Science, p. 347-358, 2017.

  • 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