The Amsterdam quintuplet nuclear microprobe

M. van der Putte, J.F.J. van den Brand

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A new nuclear microprobe comprising of a quintuplet lens system is being constructed at the Ion Beam Facility of the “Vrije Universiteit” Amsterdam in collaboration with the Microanalytical Research Centre of the University of Melbourne. An overview of the Amsterdam set-up will be presented.

Detailed characterisation of the individual lenses was performed with the grid shadow method using a 2000 mesh Cu grid mounted at a relative angle of 0.5° to the vertical lens line focus. The lenses were found to have very low parasitic aberrations equal or below the minimum detectable limit for the method, which was approximately 0.1% for the sextupole component and 0.2% for the octupole component. We present experimental and theoretical grid shadow patterns, showing results for all five lenses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Early online date4 Mar 2003
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

Bibliographical note

Part of special issue: 8th International Conference of Nuclear Microprobe Technology and Applications. Edited by M. Takai and T. Kamiya


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