Ion beam-induced luminescence (IBIL) is a technique for materials analysis. An ion beam is used to excite atoms in a target, and visible light emitted from the target material is analyzed with a fiber-optic spectrometer. IBIL produces a spectrum from a matter-particles interaction. This luminescence spectrum can reveal the presence of ultra-trace chemical elements that would not otherwise be detected by PIXE and PIGE analyses.
film, manuscript, musical instrument, photo, textile
animal product, botanic collection, fossil, mineral, object in formalin, other, shell, skeleton, taxidermy collection
glass, stone, ceramic (clay, mud brick, terracotta, earthenware, stoneware, porcelain), pigment, gemstone
Type and energy of particles: protons or deuterons from 1 to 4MeV or Alphas from 2 to 6MeV for Alphas. Beam size: down to 20µm. Single spot or mapping on areas up to cm²-sized area (max 20x20cm²). IBIL system: optical spectrometer (200-1000 nm). Resolution : 3 nm FWHM (100 µm entrance slit).