Oxford Microbeams OM2000 Ion microbeam endstage with triplet quadrupole lens assembly (OM150) and auxiliary equipment

Model: 
OM2000 Ion microbeam endstage with triplet quadrupole lens assembly (OM150) and auxiliary equipment
Manufacturer: 

The microprobe is used primarily for experiments where the spatial inhomogeneity is inherent in specimens of real interest. The nuclear microprobe (NMP) was installed on the 0∞ beam line of the single-ended 6MV Van de Graaff accelerator in 1991. The NMP system is now highly automated with most of the NMP being computer-controlled. Since its installation it has been successfully used in the analysis of samples from fields including archaeology, biology, geology, materials science and medicine. The microprobe target chamber is a modified version of the standard Oxford Microbeams chamber. A custom-made lid has been installed that allows for stepper motor control of the target ladder in the X-, Y- and Z-directions. Analysis techniques such as Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy (RBS), nuclear reaction analysis (NRA), and particle-induced x-ray emission (PIXE) are available.

Category: 
Other
Disciplines: 
Material Science, Environmental Studies, Bio-medical Applications, Geology and Mining
Life Expectancy: 
10years
Location
Department: 
Materials Research Department
iThemba LABS
Old Faure Road, Faure
Somerset West
7131

Contact Person/s

Name: Dr Wojciech Przybylowicz
Phone: +27 21-843-1166
Email: przybylowicz@tlabs.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Time Spent Researching: 
45%
Time Spent Teaching: 
45%
Time Spent Other: 
10%
Funding Information
Year of Acquisition: 
1991