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STIM evaluation in GeoPIXE to complement the quantitative dynamic analysis

Pallon, Jan LU ; Ryan, C.; Arteaga, Natalia LU ; Elfman, Mikael LU ; Kristiansson, Per LU ; Fors, Erik LU and Nilsson, Christer LU (2009) 11th International Conference on Nuclear Microprobe Technology and Applications/3rd International Workshop on Proton Beam Writing In Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 267(12-13). p.2080-2084
Abstract
The GeoPIXE software for quantitative PIXE trace element imaging and analysis is a well established package for evaluation of characteristic X-ray data for both PIXE and SXRF. For the case of microbeam applications on semi-thick samples knowledge of the local areal density distribution is important for precise quantification. A technique is reported to achieve this using the measurement of beam particle energy loss as it traverses the sample, as in scanning transmission ion microscopy (STIM). New functionality is added to the GeoPIXE code through integration of routines for STIM sorting of event-by-event data to create elemental maps of the mean energy after traversing the sample. Integration of stopping powers for a given sample matrix... (More)
The GeoPIXE software for quantitative PIXE trace element imaging and analysis is a well established package for evaluation of characteristic X-ray data for both PIXE and SXRF. For the case of microbeam applications on semi-thick samples knowledge of the local areal density distribution is important for precise quantification. A technique is reported to achieve this using the measurement of beam particle energy loss as it traverses the sample, as in scanning transmission ion microscopy (STIM). New functionality is added to the GeoPIXE code through integration of routines for STIM sorting of event-by-event data to create elemental maps of the mean energy after traversing the sample. Integration of stopping powers for a given sample matrix then permits the measured energy loss to be related to the local areal density. In a further step, this information is used for X-ray absorption corrections made directly to the PIXE analysis results. As a complement, user-written plugins operating on single STIM spectra have been used to compare the estimated areal density from chosen spots with the corresponding values calculated with the new GeoPIXE routines. The additions made to the code allow a more precise quantification to be done on inhomogeneous, semi-thick samples. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (Less)
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STIM, Quantification, PIXE, Semi-thick samples
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Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
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267
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12-13
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2080 - 2084
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Elsevier
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11th International Conference on Nuclear Microprobe Technology and Applications/3rd International Workshop on Proton Beam Writing
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10.1016/j.nimb.2009.03.036
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  abstract     = {The GeoPIXE software for quantitative PIXE trace element imaging and analysis is a well established package for evaluation of characteristic X-ray data for both PIXE and SXRF. For the case of microbeam applications on semi-thick samples knowledge of the local areal density distribution is important for precise quantification. A technique is reported to achieve this using the measurement of beam particle energy loss as it traverses the sample, as in scanning transmission ion microscopy (STIM). New functionality is added to the GeoPIXE code through integration of routines for STIM sorting of event-by-event data to create elemental maps of the mean energy after traversing the sample. Integration of stopping powers for a given sample matrix then permits the measured energy loss to be related to the local areal density. In a further step, this information is used for X-ray absorption corrections made directly to the PIXE analysis results. As a complement, user-written plugins operating on single STIM spectra have been used to compare the estimated areal density from chosen spots with the corresponding values calculated with the new GeoPIXE routines. The additions made to the code allow a more precise quantification to be done on inhomogeneous, semi-thick samples. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Pallon, Jan and Ryan, C. and Arteaga, Natalia and Elfman, Mikael and Kristiansson, Per and Fors, Erik and Nilsson, Christer},
  booktitle    = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms},
  issn         = {0168-583X},
  keyword      = {STIM,Quantification,PIXE,Semi-thick samples},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12-13},
  pages        = {2080--2084},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  title        = {STIM evaluation in GeoPIXE to complement the quantitative dynamic analysis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2009.03.036},
  volume       = {267},
  year         = {2009},
}