The Schonland micro-scanning ion beam analysis facility

A. H. Andeweg, S. Ballestrero, J. U.M. Beer, J. E. Butler, M. B.H. Breese, S. H. Connell, L. Dini, B. P. Doyle, M. L. Drummond, P. Formenti, R. J. Hart, I. Z. Machi, R. D. Maclear, I. D. McQueen, P. Schaaff, E. Sideras-Haddad, J. P.F. Sellschop, G. Wernick

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


The Schonland Micro-Scanning Ion Beam Analysis Facility is used for interdisciplinary research, uniting physics and many other disciplines. It has a unique dual accelerator input configuration. A wide range of high energy heavy and light ions is available from an EN Tandem van de Graaff accelerator with 6.0 MV terminal voltage. Light ions at lower energy but with much increased luminosity are available from a 2.5 MV single-ended van de Graaff accelerator. The sample chamber is equipped to image radiation and particles from a wide range of ion-beam interactions with matter. These include the ion beam analytical techniques of RBS, ERDA, PIXE, NRA, SecEM and STIM. Some of these techniques have been performed tomographically or under channeling conditions. Sub-or near-micron spot sizes for many of these techniques are available. The user interface to the sample chamber is highly automated, allowing safe and friendly interaction. The OMDAQ system developed at Oxford University is dedicated to on-line acquisition and preliminary analysis of singles spectra. The Physics Analysis Workstation (PAW++) system developed for CERN and ported to a CAMAC-PC environment manages the more sophisticated multi-parameter acquisition and post-processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


Dive into the research topics of 'The Schonland micro-scanning ion beam analysis facility'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this