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Ytterbium

Symbol: Yb

Atomic Number: 70
Atomic Weight (Average): 173.0342

Mass (amu) 167.933908 169.934774 170.936338 171.936393 172.939639 173.938873 175.942576
Abundance
0.13000
3.05000
14.30000
21.90000
16.12000
31.80000
12.70000

IBA Techniques to Analyze:

  • HIBS (Heavy Ion BackScattering)
    Sensitivity >1.E-8 atomic fraction
    Analysis Range <1.E+2 nm

  • RBS (Rutherford BackScattering)
    Sensitivity >1.E-5 atomic fraction
    Analysis Range <1.E+3 nm
    Depth Resolution <1.E+2 nm
    Mass Resolution (FWHM atomic number): 4

  • PIXE (Particle Induced X-ray Emission)
    Sensitivity >1.E-6 atomic fraction
    Analysis Range <1.E+4 nm
    Depth Resolution <1.E+4 nm

 

Point of Contact: Barney L. Doyle