New approaches for neutron depth profiling Academic Article uri icon


  • The scope of NDP can be expanded by measuring (via time-of-flight) the kinetic energies of the recoils emitted from (n,p) or (n,) reactions. When they occur inside a solid, the energies of the emerging recoils reveal depth from which they originated. The Recoil Nucleus Time-of-Flight NDP (RN-TOF-NDP) technique can reveal the depth distribution of some isotopes (e.g.,10B,210Bi) with a resolution of a few . Furthermore, it is possible to detect atomic and molecular species ejected at the surface site where the recoil emerges from the solid. This paper discusses the methodology for RN-TOF-NDP and its applications including surface analysis based on atomic and molecular ions codesorbed with the recoils. 1994 Akadmiai Kiad.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Articles

author list (cited authors)

  • Schweikert, E. A., & Welsh, J. F.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Schweikert, EA||Welsh, JF

publication date

  • May 1994