Stopping cross sections of TiO2 for H and He ions

  • Silvina P. Limandri
  • Raul C. Fadanelli
  • Moni Behar
  • Luiz C. C. M. Nagamine
  • José M. Fernández-VareaEmail author
  • Isabel Abril
  • Rafael Garcia-Molina
  • Claudia C. Montanari
  • Julio C. Aguiar
  • Darío Mitnik
  • Jorge E. Miraglia
  • Néstor R. Arista
Regular Article


Stopping cross sections of TiO2 films were measured for H and He ions in the energy intervals 200–1500 keV and 250–3000 keV, respectively, using the Rutherford backscattering technique. Theoretical calculations were performed by means of two versions of the dielectric formalism and a non-linear model. Good agreement is found between the present experimental data and the theoretical results at intermediate and high energies, and also with the very limited experimental information available in the literature.


Atomic and Molecular Collisions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvina P. Limandri
    • 1
  • Raul C. Fadanelli
    • 2
  • Moni Behar
    • 2
  • Luiz C. C. M. Nagamine
    • 3
  • José M. Fernández-Varea
    • 4
    Email author
  • Isabel Abril
    • 5
  • Rafael Garcia-Molina
    • 6
  • Claudia C. Montanari
    • 7
  • Julio C. Aguiar
    • 8
  • Darío Mitnik
    • 7
  • Jorge E. Miraglia
    • 7
  • Néstor R. Arista
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Atómico BarilocheSan Carlos de BarilocheArgentina
  2. 2.Instituto de FísicaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  3. 3.Instituto de FísicaUniversidade de São PauloSão Paulo, São PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Facultat de Física (ECM and ICC)Universitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Departament de Física AplicadaUniversitat d’AlacantAlacantSpain
  6. 6.Departamento de Física-CIOyN, Regional Campus of International Excellence “Campus Mare Nostrum”Universidad de MurciaMurciaSpain
  7. 7.Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio, CONICET and Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  8. 8.Autoridad Regulatoria NuclearBuenos AiresArgentina

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