Handheld Portable or Remote PIXE/RBS Spectroscopy Device

Terry Alford (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The competing systems for performing RBS and PIXE tend to be large ion beam lines costing millions of dollars, and requiring a great deal of maintenance. The invention is compact and a great deal less expensive, requiring no large evacuated beam line. As discussed, it could be used in a handheld device, a remote or airborne device, or as a desktop model in a semiconductor fabrication plant.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - May 19 2004


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