Determination of valence electronic structure of Ni in Ni-B alloy coatings using K-beta-to-K-alpha X-ray intensity ratios

Cengiz E., Koksal O. K., APAYDIN G., KARAHAN İ. H., ÜNAL E.

APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, vol.144, pp.24-28, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 144
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2018.11.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-28
  • Keywords: K X-ray intensity ratios, Ni-B alloy, Valence electronic structure, Am-241 source, EXTERNAL MAGNETIC-FIELD, FLUORESCENCE PARAMETERS, FE
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, K-beta-to-K-alpha X-ray intensity ratios of Ni in Ni-B alloy coatings were investigated. These samples were excited by 59.5 keV gamma-rays from a Am-241 annular radioactive source. K X-rays emitted by the samples were counted using an Ultra-LEGe detector with a resolution of 150 eV at 5.9 keV. The K-beta-to-K-alpha X-ray intensity ratios of Ni-B alloys are compared with pure Ni and each other. Deviations between the results were explained by the change in valence electronic structures of Ni in Ni-B alloy coatings.