New beam line for time-of-flight medium energy ion scattering with large area position sensitive detector
2012 (English)In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623, Vol. 83, no 9, 095107- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new beam line for medium energy ion mass scattering (MEIS) has been designed and set up at the Angstrom laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden. This MEIS system is based on a time-of-flight (ToF) concept and the electronics for beam chopping relies on a 4 MHz function generator. Repetition rates can be varied between 1 MHz and 63 kHz and pulse widths below 1 ns are typically obtained by including beam bunching. A 6-axis goniometer is used at the target station. Scattering angle and energy of backscattered ions are extracted from a time-resolved and position-sensitive detector. Examples of the performance are given for three kinds of probing ions, H-1(+), He-4(+), and B-11(+). Depth resolution is in the nanometer range and 1 and 2 nm thick Pt layers can easily be resolved. Mass resolution between nearby isotopes can be obtained as illustrated by Ga isotopes in GaAs. Taking advantage of the large size detector, a direct imaging (blocking pattern) of crystal channels are shown for hexagonal, 4H-SiC. The ToF-MEIS system described in this paper is intended for use in semiconductor and thin film areas. For example, depth profiling in the sub nanometer range for device development of contacts and dielectric interfaces. In addition to applied projects, fundamental studies of stopping cross sections in this medium energy range will also be conducted.
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2012. Vol. 83, no 9, 095107- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-184660DOI: 10.1063/1.4750195ISI: 000309426700066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-184660DiVA: diva2:567133