IAEA Regional Training Course on “Organization and Competence of the Regulatory Body” in Beirut, Lebanon from 13 to 17 February 2017, [more info]
Technical Support Ion Beam Analysis Materials Science Art and Archeology Environment Pharmaceutical Sciences Gamma Spectroscopy Alpha Spectroscopy Tritium Enrichment Radiocarbon and Dating Radon Measurement Ultra-Trace Analysis Secondary Standard Dosimetry Personal Dosimetry Analysis Of Organic Compounds Hormones And Tumor Markers Analysis Microorganisms and Food Irradiation Narcotic Drugs And Explosives Pesticide Residues Analysis Polycyclic Aromatic & Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Analysis Food Irradiation Occurrence and Molecular Biology of Mycotoxins Study of Cyanobacteria and their Toxins in Lebanon Hydrosystems Materials for Radiation Detection Nano imaging and Surface Mass Spectrometry Characterization of Binary Drug by ToF-SIMS Characterization of Nano Layer BInGaAs deposited on Ga As Substrate Beta Spectroscopy
Ion Beam analysis
Ion Beam Analysis
The laboratory is equipped with a NEC-5SDH 1.7 MV tandem pelletron accelerator. The analytical capabilities available on the facility include particle-induced X-ray emission PIXE, proton induced gamma-ray emission PIGE, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry RBS and elastic recoil detection analysis ERDA. The main strength of IBA is to be multi-elemental, fast, non destructive and could be performed simultaneously. Hence, they could determine the elemental composition of different kind of samples, covering nearly the whole periodic table, with sensitivity for some elements down to ppm level (part per million). Furthermore, they can measure the stoichiometry and thickness of thin films, or multilayer, elaborated on bulk materials with a possibility to perform elemental depth profile; art and archeology, environment, materials science, pharmaceutical science and bio-medicine.
IBA are considered as nuclear analytical techniques and they are used in different applied research. IBA techniques are often used in the below fields of applications where some case studies are shown:
Materials Science
Determination of elemental depth profiles, thickness and stoichiometry of thin-layers or multi-layers. Then, based on IBA results, the physical, electrical or optical properties will be correlated with experimental parameters of the process of synthesis of materials such as semiconductors, alloys, detectors, solar cells, nano-particles.
Art and Archeology
To determine the provenance and authenticity of objects in art and archeology such as ceramics, coins, statuette, painting
Determination of toxic, pollutant, harmful or nutrient elements in samples such as food, aerosol, soil, sediment, paint.
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Quantification of heteroatom containing active ingredients in commercial solid drugs.