Cross sections for medium energy He ions scattered from Hf and Au atoms

Tomoaki Nishimura, Kei Mitsuhara, Anton Visikovskiy, Yoshiaki Kido

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The elastic scattering cross sections for medium energy He ions incident on Ni, Hf and Au atoms were measured precisely using a toroidal electrostatic analyzer. We prepared the targets of Ni(∼1 nm)/HfO 2(1.5 nm)/Si(0 0 1) and Ni(∼1 nm)/Au(∼0.5 nm)/Si(1 1 1) and performed in situ ion scattering measurement under ultrahigh vacuum condition. The absolute amounts of Ni, Hf and Au were determined by Rutherford backscattering using 1.5 MeV He ions at a scattering angle of 150°. The scattering cross sections for Hf and Au were normalized by those for Ni to avoid the ambiguities of the number of incident particles, solid angle subtended by a detector, detection efficiency and the He + fractions for the emerging He ions from the surfaces. The results obtained are compared with the simple Lee-Hart formula and the calculated values using the Molire and ZBL potentials and the potentials derived from the Hartree-Fock-Slater wave functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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