Analysis of the composition of surface layers in high‐temperature superconducting materials by the combination of Rutherford backscattering spectrometry and nuclear resonance reaction Academic Article uri icon


  • Rutherford backscattering spectrometry combined to the 16O(α, α) nuclear resonance (E=3.045 MeV) are used to determine the stoichiometry of Y-Ba-Cu-O superconducting samples. The oxygen depth profile is also measured at thin surface layers of the compound.

author list (cited authors)

  • Freire, F. L., Barros Leite, C. V., Patnaik, B. K., Baptista, G. B., Naugle, D., Pandey, R. K., & Kirk, W.

citation count

  • 13

publication date

  • January 1989