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Germanium

Symbol: Ge

Atomic Number: 32
Atomic Weight (Average): 72.63228

Mass (amu) 69.924250 71.922080 72.923464 73.921179 75.921403
Abundance
20.50000
27.40000
7.80000
36.50000
7.80000

IBA Techniques to Analyze:

  • HIBS (Heavy Ion BackScattering)
    Sensitivity >1.E-7 atomic fraction
    Analysis Range <1.E+2 nm

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

  • 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