A micro-beam NRA system, by means of a resonant nuclear reaction 1H(15N, αγ)12C, has been developed for the purpose of the 3D mapping of the hydrogen distribution in solids. To obtain the tens μm size of the beam spot, the combination of the newly proposed tapered glass capillary and a conventional quadrupole magnetic lens is employed. An Y patterned film on a substrate is prepared as an application of the developed system. The 6 MeV 15N beam focused by glass capillaries down to 50 μm successfully shows the hydrogen distribution. The in-plane NRA profile implies that the beam emitted from the glass capillary outlet is parallel, although the original beam has a considerable divergence. The NRA measurements in the 103 Pa N2 atmosphere due to the low gas conductance of the glass capillary is also demonstrated.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Sept|
- Glass capillary
- Heavy ion
- Hydrogen detection
- Ion beam focusing