Au-analyte adducts resulting from single massive gold cluster impacts
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Utilizing Au 4004+ primary ions produces large molecular ion yields, some in excess of unity, with minimal surface damage. A surprising observation is the occurrence of Au-analyte adducts as part of the ejecta desorbed by a single Au-cluster impact. We present data that demonstrate that Au and Au-adducts as secondary ions (e.g., AuCN - , AuGly - and AuCsI - ) are the result of the interaction between a single primary ion, Au 4004+ and the target atoms. 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.