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 - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry

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    Gillen, G., Christiansen, J. W., Tsong, I. S. T., Kimball, B., Williams, P., & Cooks, R. G. (1988). Sputter yields of ammonium chloride and solid glycerol. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2(4), 67-68. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.1290020404