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

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