Hope College Physics Department
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Summer 2009
Project Summary


Project Title: A comparison of two ion beam analysis techniques
Student Name: Mark Lunderberg
Student's Home Institution: Hope College
Research Advisor: Dr. Paul DeYoung and Dr. Graham Peaslee
Source of Support: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF-REU Grant No. PHY-0452206, the National Science Foundation under grants MRI-0319523 and RUI-0651627.

Ion Beam Induced Luminescence (IBIL) is an Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) technique that can be used in conjunction with the IBA method of Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) for geological analysis of minerals. In IBIL, light from ultraviolet to infrared is emitted by sample minerals during proton irradiation when transition metals, rare earth elements, or lattice defects are present in crystals. In this study, IBIL was compared to the established technique of cathodoluminescence (CL), which uses electron beam irradiation to induce luminescence. The goals of this comparison, conducted with hundreds of feldspar grains, are twofold. First, we wish to discover the causes of multiple unknown peaks in feldspar IBIL and CL spectra. Second, we wish to be able to use the peak caused by an iron III substitution for aluminum and the peak caused by a manganese II substitution at the M position in the feldspar lattice to determine the type of feldspar grain being examined.

Publications and Presentations:
“Analysis of Electrodeposited Nickel-Iron Alloy Film Composition UsingParticle-Induced X-ray Emission”, Alyssa A. Frey*, Nicholas R. Wozniak*, Timothy B. Nagi*, Matthew P. Keller*, J. Mark Lunderberg*, Graham F. Peaslee, Paul A. DeYoung, and Jennifer R. Hampton. Int. J. Electrochem, IJELC/604395, (2011).
“Forensic Analysis of Tempered Sheet Glass by Particle Induced X Ray Emission (PIXE)” L. J. Jisonna, P. A. DeYoung, J. Ferens*, C. Hall*, J. M. Lunderberg*, P. Mears*, D. Padilla*, G. F. Peaslee, and R. Sampson*. Nucl. Instr. And Meth. B, Nucl. Instr. And Meth. B (2011).
“Particle-Induced X-ray Emission Analysis of Electrodeposited Alloy Film Composition.” Jennifer Hampton, Alyssa Frey*, Nicholas Wozniak*, Timothy Nagi*, Matthew Keller*, J. Lunderberg, Graham Peaslee, and Paul DeYoung. Submitted to J. Electrochem. Soc. (2010).
“Ion-Beam-induced Luminescence as a Forensic Tool.” Rachel Driscoll*, J.Mark Lunderberg*, Graham Peaslee, Paul DeYoung, and JoAnn Buscaglia. Abstract A35, American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2009 Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado.
"PIXIE as a Complement to Trace Metal Analysis of Sediments by ICP-OES", J.M. Lunderberg*, R.J. Bartlett, A.M. Behm, C. Contreras, P.A. DeYoung, N.L. Hoogeveen*, A.J. Huisman*, G.F. Peaslee, and J.K. Postma*. Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B266, 4782, (2008).
"PIXIE Analysis of Lake Sediment, as a Complementary Technique for ICP Analysis", G.F. Peaslee, P.A. DeYoung, J.M. Lunderberg*, L. Rojo, T.E. Gill, and M.A. Barnes. 2008 Joint Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM, (2008).