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Title: Effects of optical dopants and laser wavelength on atom probe tomography analyses of borosilicate glasses

Abstract

Atom probe tomography (APT) is a novel analytical microscopy method that provides three dimensional elemental mapping with sub-nanometer spatial resolution and has only recently been applied to insulating glass and ceramic samples. In this paper, we have studied the influence of the optical absorption in glass samples on APT characterization by introducing different transition metal optical dopants to a model borosilicate nuclear waste glass (international simple glass). A systematic comparison is presented of the glass optical properties and the resulting APT data quality in terms of compositional accuracy and the mass spectra quality for two APT systems: one with a green laser (532 nm, LEAP 3000X HR) and one with a UV laser (355 nm, LEAP 4000X HR). These data were also compared to the study of a more complex borosilicate glass (SON68). The results show that the analysis data quality such as compositional accuracy and total ions collected, was clearly linked to optical absorption when using a green laser, while for the UV laser optical doping aided in improving data yield but did not have a significant effect on compositional accuracy. Comparisons of data between the LEAP systems suggest that the smaller laser spot size of the LEAP 4000Xmore » HR played a more critical role for optimum performance than the optical dopants themselves. The smaller spot size resulted in more accurate composition measurements due to a reduced background level independent of the material’s optical properties.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton Texas
  2. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland Washington
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US), Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL); Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Performance and Design of Nuclear Waste Forms and Containers (WastePD)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1406724
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-127099
Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7820; 49141; AF5805020
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7820
Publisher:
American Ceramic Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

Citation Formats

Lu, Xiaonan, Schreiber, Daniel K., Neeway, James J., Ryan, Joseph V., and Du, Jincheng. Effects of optical dopants and laser wavelength on atom probe tomography analyses of borosilicate glasses. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1111/jace.14987.
Lu, Xiaonan, Schreiber, Daniel K., Neeway, James J., Ryan, Joseph V., & Du, Jincheng. Effects of optical dopants and laser wavelength on atom probe tomography analyses of borosilicate glasses. United States. doi:10.1111/jace.14987.
Lu, Xiaonan, Schreiber, Daniel K., Neeway, James J., Ryan, Joseph V., and Du, Jincheng. Wed . "Effects of optical dopants and laser wavelength on atom probe tomography analyses of borosilicate glasses". United States. doi:10.1111/jace.14987.
@article{osti_1406724,
title = {Effects of optical dopants and laser wavelength on atom probe tomography analyses of borosilicate glasses},
author = {Lu, Xiaonan and Schreiber, Daniel K. and Neeway, James J. and Ryan, Joseph V. and Du, Jincheng},
abstractNote = {Atom probe tomography (APT) is a novel analytical microscopy method that provides three dimensional elemental mapping with sub-nanometer spatial resolution and has only recently been applied to insulating glass and ceramic samples. In this paper, we have studied the influence of the optical absorption in glass samples on APT characterization by introducing different transition metal optical dopants to a model borosilicate nuclear waste glass (international simple glass). A systematic comparison is presented of the glass optical properties and the resulting APT data quality in terms of compositional accuracy and the mass spectra quality for two APT systems: one with a green laser (532 nm, LEAP 3000X HR) and one with a UV laser (355 nm, LEAP 4000X HR). These data were also compared to the study of a more complex borosilicate glass (SON68). The results show that the analysis data quality such as compositional accuracy and total ions collected, was clearly linked to optical absorption when using a green laser, while for the UV laser optical doping aided in improving data yield but did not have a significant effect on compositional accuracy. Comparisons of data between the LEAP systems suggest that the smaller laser spot size of the LEAP 4000X HR played a more critical role for optimum performance than the optical dopants themselves. The smaller spot size resulted in more accurate composition measurements due to a reduced background level independent of the material’s optical properties.},
doi = {10.1111/jace.14987},
journal = {Journal of the American Ceramic Society},
issn = {0002-7820},
number = 10,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {6}
}

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