Atom (fast atom bombardment) compared to ion-induced static secondary ion mass spectrometry: Evidence for charge-induced damage in insulators

A. Brown, J. A. van den Berg, J. C. Vickerman

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A comparison of the secondary ion mass spectra obtained and the surface damage caused by ion and atom bombardment of polystyrene and niobium pentoxide shows that ion bombardment causes significantly more disruption of the surface structure of low conductivity materials than does atom bombardment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1684-1686
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Series Chemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 1984
Externally publishedYes


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