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

TitleLow energy spin polarized radioactive beams as a probe of thin films and interfaces
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsKiefl, RF, MacFarlane, WA, Amaudruz, P, Arseneau, D, Baartman, R, Beals, TR, Behr, J, Brewer, J, Daviel, S, Hatakeyama, A, Hitti, B, Kreitzman, SR, Levy, CDP, Miller, R, Olivo, M, Poutissou, R, Morris, GD, Dunsiger, SR, Heffner, R, Chow, KH, Hirayama, Y, Izumi, H, Bommas, C, Dumont, E, Greene, LH
JournalNucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res., Sect. B
Volume204
Pagination682 - 688
ISSN0168-583X
Abstract

A spectrometer for β-detected nuclear magnetic resonance (β-NMR) has been commissioned at the İSAC\} 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.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168583X03004798
DOI10.1016/S0168-583X(03)00479-8