Compact time‐of‐flight mass spectrometer using particle‐induced desorption
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This paper describes the design and operation of a time-of-flight mass spectrometer that uses fast, heavy ions from the spontaneous fission of Cf-252 to desorb species from the surfaces of solids. The technique provides for a simultaneous, multimass, isotope specific, elemental, and molecular surface characterization without complications due to surface charging.
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Summers, W. R., & Schweikert, E. A.