Auger stimulated ion desorption of negative ions via K-capture radioactive decay Academic Article uri icon


  • A study of Auger stimulated ion desorption of negative ions triggered by K-capture radioactive decay was performed. The ion desorption resulted due to Coulomb explosion from surface self-assembled alkylthiol and fluorocarbon molecular layers. Charge exchange in binary atomic collisions in bulk, electron tunneling outside the solid and fragmentation of electronically excited molecules were used to determine the charge state of the ejecta.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Verkhoturov, S. V., Schweikert, E. A., Chechik, V., Sabapathy, R. C., Crooks, R. M., & Parilis, E. S.

complete list of authors

  • Verkhoturov, SV||Schweikert, EA||Chechik, V||Sabapathy, RC||Crooks, RM||Parilis, ES

publication date

  • July 2001