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External Beam Total-IBA using DataFurnace

Jeynes, C., Palitsin, V.V., Grime, G.W., Pascual-Izarra, C., Taborda, A., Reis, M.A. and Barradas, N.P. (2020) External Beam Total-IBA using DataFurnace Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 481. pp. 47-61.

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The self-consistent Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) of cultural heritage samples using the external beam is technically demanding. We report on the calibration of an analysis of glass samples from the Rosslyn Chapel where the interest will ultimately be in the full characterisation of the weathered glass. Such an analysis requires a comprehensive Total-IBA approach using p-PIGE and He-PIXE to obtain ”bulk” and surface Na, with H-PIXE/EBS for multielemental depth profiling to 10 μm and He-PIXE/EBS for higher depth resolution near the surface; also with two PIXE detectors as usual for the high and low energy parts of the spectrum. A revised NDF v.10 code capable of a self-consistent handling of all these signals at state-of-the-art accuracy is described, together with the calibration protocols required for such an analysis. Other capabilities of the NDF code not previously discussed are also reviewed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Pascual-Izarra, C.
Taborda, A.
Reis, M.A.
Barradas, N.P.
Date : 15 October 2020
Funders : Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), European Union's Horizon 2020
DOI : 10.1016/j.nimb.2020.08.002
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
Uncontrolled Keywords : Particle-induced X-ray emission; Particle-induced γ-ray emission; Elastic backscattering spectrometry; RBS; DataFurnace; WiNDF
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 18 Aug 2020 11:16
Last Modified : 07 Oct 2020 16:04

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