An investigation of laser desorption by PIXE and RBS techniques

Journal Article

Gold atoms have been implanted at 1 and 30 keV energies in various substrates. Pulses from a Nd:YAG laser were used to desorb these atoms. Following laser bombardments, PIXE and RBS (Rutherford backscattering) measurements were performed, using the 3 MeV α beam of the Van de Graaff accelerator at the University of Montreal. These measurements reveal the quantity of Au extracted as a function of laser energy and show the migration of Au within the substrates. The results are compared with a simple diffusion model. © 1990.

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Cited Authors

  • Brissaud, I; Belanger, P; Crawford, IE; Dautet, H; Gagnon, G; Houdayer, A; Lee, JKP; Obert, J; Pinard, J; Scholberg, K

Published Date

  • April 2, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 1-4

Start / End Page

  • 94 - 97

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-583X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0168-583X(90)90223-H

Citation Source

  • Scopus