Experimental and theoretical determination of the stopping power of ZrO2 films for protons and α-particles

Behar, M.; Denton, C. D.; Fadanelli, R. C.; Abril, I.; Cantero, E. D.; Garcia-Molina, R.; Nagamine, L. C. C.
October 2010
European Physical Journal D -- Atoms, Molecules, Clusters & Opti;Oct2010, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p209
Academic Journal
We report the results of an experimental-theoretical study on the stopping power of ZrO2 films for swift H and He ion beams. The experiments, using the Rutherford Backscattering technique, were done for protons with incident energies in the range 200–1500 keV and for α-particle beams with energies in the range 160–3000 keV. The theoretical calculations were done in the framework of the dielectric formalism using the MELF-GOS model to account for the ZrO2 target electronic response. It is shown that for both ion beams, the agreement between theory and experiment is quite remarkable.


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