Focussed helium ion channeling through Si nanomembranes
Article [Accepted Manuscript]
Channeling of low energy (25 to 35 keV) focussed He ions transmitted through crystalline Si (001) nanomembranes (50nm) has been observed using a He ion microscope. Planar (110) and (100) channeling was detected with critical incident angles of 1.0 at 35 keV. Beam steering of up to 2 occurs. The technique has potential for He ion diffraction and femtometer-scale detection of inter- stitial atoms and impurities.