Sputter yields of ammonium chloride and solid glycerol

Greg Gillen, J. W. Christiansen, I. S T Tsong, B. Kimball, Peter Williams, R. Graham Cooks

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We have measured the sputtering yields of ammonium chloride and of frozen glycerol films under 8 keV Ar bombardment using a thin film depth profiling technique. The sputtering yield of ammonium chloride was 34±3 molecules (NH4Cl)/ion; for frozen glycerol the sputter yield was 54±9 molecules/ion. The results constrain possible mechanisms of damage suppression in organic secondary ion mass spectrometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-68
Number of pages2
JournalRapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry


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