Organic SIMS with single massive gold projectile: Ion yield enhancement by silver metallization Conference Paper uri icon


  • The yield of CN from glycine rises from one CN per projectile impact to two when the sample is covered with a nominally 1 nm thick layer of silver. These yields were obtained for bombardment with Au 4004+ projectile with 136 keV impact energy. A multitude of CN-based clusters, e.g. Ag x O y (CN) z are produced concurrently. As a result, a total of three CN-based secondary ions are generated per projectile impact. The exceptionally high yield for CN is of interest for biological SIMS. 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Applied Surface Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Guillermier, C., Pinnick, V., Verkhoturov, S. V., & Schweikert, E. A.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Guillermier, C||Pinnick, V||Verkhoturov, SV||Schweikert, EA

publication date

  • July 2006