## Abstract

As an effort to effectively use the short-lived radioactive ion beams to be available in near future at Tokai Radioactive Ion Accelerator Complex, we have developed a radiotracer method for diffusion studies in solids. A test experiment has been performed to measure the diffusion coefficients of Li in the sample of LiAl compound, by using the α-emitting radiotracer of ^{8}Li (T_{1/2} = 0.84 s). The yields of α-particles emitted from diffusing ^{8}Li primarily implanted in the sample have been measured as a function of time under a recurrent time sequence; the implantation of ^{8}Li for 1.5 s (beam-on) and subsequent diffusion for 4.5 s (beam-off). We have found that the time-dependent yields of the α-particles could be used as a measure of the diffusivity of the tracer in a none-destructive way. By taking into account the experimental conditions, we have simulated the time-dependent α-particle yields for various diffusion coefficients and compared with the experimental ones in order to extract the diffusion coefficients of Li in the sample. The process of the simulations and the comparisons is discussed.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 596-600 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Journal | Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms |

Volume | 230 |

Issue number | 1-4 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2005 Apr |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Concentration-depth profile
- Diffusion coefficient
- None-destructive
- Radiotracer method
- Short-lived radioactive ion beams
- α-emitting radiotracer

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Instrumentation

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