Ion beam analysis
Ion beam analytical methods is a cluster of analytical techniques that use an ion beam for study of structures and composition of samples. The beam of the accelerated ions is applied for the surface modification of solids and for the analysis of their composition and structure. Ion beams are produced by a particle accelerator. The individual IBA techniques are distinguishable by the different types of interaction of ion beam and solid target. These methods have several unique characteristics which couldn't be substituted for other alternative approaches.
In department we use 3 MV electrostatic accelerator Tandetron 4130 MC on these purposes. In the last 10 years several equipments for analytical methods were assembled, such as: PIXE, RBS, ERDA, PIGE, NRM. Group of Nuclear Analytic Methods systematically partake in the study of synthesizing, structure and properties of advanced materials for microelectronic, optic, optoelectronic, cryogenic and materials with exclusive properties (micro-hardness, chemical resistance, bio-compatibility, etc.). Surface structures and systems prepared in cooperation with Czech and foreign institutes by different methods (epitaxial grow, Czochralsky's method, ion implantation, deposition of plasma polymer, CVD, PCVD, magnetron sputtering, etc.) are analyzed in our laboratory with different analytical methods. Group of Nuclear Analytic Methods systematically partake in the study of synthesizing, structure and properties of advanced materials for microelectronic, optic, optoelectronic, cryogenic and materials with exclusive properties (microhardness, chemical resistance, biocompatibility, etc.).
Nuclear analytic methods have been developed and extensively used in The Department of Nuclear Physics (Academy of Science of Czech republic) since the early 60s of the last century. In particular, neutron activating analysis and prompt methods of analysis with charged particles beam and beam of neutrons was handled. During the past period several analytical methods were innovated, practical experience of their application was obtained in collaboration with many Czech and foreign scientific enterprises and organizations.