Low energy spin polarized radioactive beams as a probe of thin films and interfaces

R. F. Kiefl, W. A. MacFarlane, P. Amaudruz, D. Arseneau, R. Baartman, T. R. Beals, J. Behr, J. Brewer, S. Daviel, A. Hatakeyama, B. Hitti, S. R. Kreitzman, C. D.P. Levy, R. Miller, M. Olivo, R. Poutissou, G. D. Morris, S. R. Dunsiger, R. Heffner, K. H. ChowY. Hirayama, H. Izumi, C. Bommas, E. Dumont, L. H. Greene

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A spectrometer for β-detected nuclear magnetic resonance (β-NMR) has been commissioned at the ISAC facility at TRIUMF. A beam of low energy highly spin polarized 8Li+ can be decelerated and implanted into ultra-thin structures 6-400 nm thick. β-NMR provides local information on the electronic and magnetic properties of materials which is similar to conventional NMR but can be used as a sensitive probe of ultra-thin films, interfaces and other nanostructures. We report here on the status of the spectrometer and preliminary results on a simple metal film.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)682-688
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
StatePublished - May 2003
EventEMIS-14 - Victoria, BC, Canada
Duration: Jun 5 2002Jun 10 2002


  • β-NMR
  • Nuclear probes
  • Radioactive ion beams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Instrumentation
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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