| The 1.7 MV General Ionex tandetron
is located in the main vault of the Nanophysics Laboratory building. This high voltage
particle accelerator can be used to determine the structure and elemental composition
of thin films (1nm-500nm). It works by bombarding the thin films with energetic
H or He ions and measuring the kinetic energy of the ions that scatter back
to a detector (Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy).
Measurements are billed at a rate of $50 + $180/hr for academic customers, while data interpretation is billed at a rate of $70/hr. This helps to offset the maintenance and operational costs of the facility.
For more information please go to: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/meis/RBS.html