Analysis of Natural Diamonds by Rutherford Backscattering

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Abstract: The method of Rutherford backscattering (RBS) of 4He ions is used to detect impurities in the surface region of natural diamond crystals. In order to decrease the influence of luminescence from the surface of diamond, the recording of scattered ions is performed by an annular detector, which decreases the statistical error and improves the measurement accuracy. The limit of impurity detection is 1014 at/cm2 for light impurities and 1012 at/cm2 for heavy impurities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)740-743
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surface Investigation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • accelerator
  • adhesion method
  • annular detector
  • energy resolution
  • froth floatation
  • impurities
  • ions of helium
  • natural diamonds
  • surface region

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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