Interface characterization by dual neutron activation

Y. Ashkenazy, E. Glikman, I. Kelson*, P. E. Haustein

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A new method of characterizing sharp interfaces is presented. The method utilizes the structural modification of the interface caused by thermal-neutron-induced recoil. Dual neutron activations, coupled with chemical etching, are used to correlate the initial and the modified material distributions across the interface. The nuclear and the radiochemical aspects of the method are tested for samples of polycrystalline gold sputtered on amorphous silicon dioxide.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)248-253
Number of pages6
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 23 Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Atom-solid interactions
  • Crystalline-amorphous interfaces
  • Gold
  • Interface states
  • Radioactive trace methods
  • Silicon oxides


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