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The Pegase project, a new solid surface probe: focused massive cluster ion beams

Abstract : The objective of this project is the development of the SIMS associated to a new probe of the solid: massive clusters consisting of 100–1000 bismuth or gold atoms. The systematic study of the ionic emission intensities as a function of the mass and energy of these projectiles showed that 100–200 qkeV is sufficient energy for the new probe. It is possible to obtain a time of flight (ToF) spectrum with a single impact. These spectra permit to characterize light molecules (MW∼ a few hundreds) with their fragments and intact molecular ion peaks. To analyze the surface, we propose to obtain cluster beams of 100–150 qkeV with a diameter of 10–100 µm, and to associate measurements of time of flight mass spectrometry with the detection of electron emission in order to locate the impact on the surface. We describe the simulation and the installation, on a 130 kV platform, of our column including a LMIS (Liquid Metal ion Source), lenses and Wien Filter, and of a focusing beam line made of an accelerating gap with its shield and a 130 kV insulator. We shall give the experimental beam specifications obtained with the massive cluster ion source Pegase for bismuth and gold.
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S. Della-Negra, J. Arianer, J. Depauw, S. V. Verkhoturov, E. A. Schweikert. The Pegase project, a new solid surface probe: focused massive cluster ion beams. Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, SIMS XVII, Sep 2009, Toronto, Canada. pp.66-69, ⟨10.1002/sia.3478⟩. ⟨in2p3-00577202⟩



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