D-NRA - Nuclear Reaction Analysis using a deuteron beam
The light elements lithium, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen can be detected with a high sensitivity by D-NRA.
Gamma spectroscopy for material analysis and the study of nuclear reactions relevant to Nuclear Astrophysics.
RUBION and the rubitec GmbH carry out ion irradiations in the MeV range on behalf of the customer. There is a wide range of different ions available. The available energy and dose range depends on the respective species and the wafer size. The possibilities are determined by us depending on the application on request.
We are certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015
Ion implantation for the modification of materials
Ion implantation is a versatile method for the modification of materials and is used in various fields of research and application.
NRRA - Nuclear Resonant Reaction Analysis
Depth Profiling of Hydrogen using the 15N Method:
This method allows the absolute measurement of the H-concentration as a function of the depth.
Rooms for the education of students, laboratories (vapor deposition laboratory, semiconductor laboratory). Those located inside the control area are excluded according to Radiation Protection Ordinance (StrlSchV).
Phase contrast and fluorescence microscopic long time recordings of living cells
Long-time recordings of living cells allow to investigate physiologic processes that occur in the range of minutes to hours. Typical examples are cell migration, differentiation and growth. In combination with multicolor fluorescent recordings, it additionally allows to investigate the changes in the distribution of cellular proteins.
PIXE - Particle Induced X-Ray Emission
PIXE is a nuclear analytical technique, ideal for trace element detection and quantification. It is the most commonly used method for the bulk analysis of geological, biological, environmental and cultural heritage samples.
RBS - Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry
Rutherford backscattering spectrometry allows to examine the chemical composition of sample materials. RBS is a widely-used method in various fields.
SICM – High-resolution imaging of the surface of living cells
Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy (SICM) is a contact-free scanning probe technique that allows to map the surface of a sample in electrolyte solution at room temperature. In SICM, the probe is a glass micro- or nanopipette and the ionic current through the opening of the pipette is used to determine the distance between probe tip and sample.
STED – Super-resolution fluorescence recordings
Stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy circumvents the diffraction limit of light by utilizing the physico-chemical properties of the fluorophor. It allows to record fluorescence images with a higher level of detail compared to diffraction-limited techniques such as confocal microscopy.
Working with unstable isotopes
Unstable isotopes are used in a wide variety of scientific fields, from life science to material science. However, using unstable isotopes requires special safety and administrative measures. We offer lab space that allow working with unstable isotopes and support in the administrative tasks.
XPS/ AES X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Auger electron spectroscopy
XPS and AES are sensitive analytical techniques, which are complementary to the ion beam supported analytical methods.