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Development of mass spectrometry by high energy focused heavy ion beam: MeV SIMS with 8 MeV Cl7+ beam


Jeromel, L.; Siketić, Zdravko.; Ogrinc Potočnik, N.; Vavpetič, P.; Rupnik, Z.; Bučar, K.; Pelicon, P
Development of mass spectrometry by high energy focused heavy ion beam: MeV SIMS with 8 MeV Cl7+ beam // Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 332 (2014), 22-27 doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2014.02.022 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Development of mass spectrometry by high energy focused heavy ion beam: MeV SIMS with 8 MeV Cl7+ beam

Autori
Jeromel, L. ; Siketić, Zdravko. ; Ogrinc Potočnik, N. ; Vavpetič, P. ; Rupnik, Z. ; Bučar, K. ; Pelicon, P

Izvornik
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms (0168-583X) 332 (2014); 22-27

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Dual imaging model; Field Programmable Gate Array; Focused ion beam; Mass spectrometry; MeV-SIMS; Micro-PIXE

Sažetak
Particle induced X-ray emission (PIXE) at microprobe of Jožef Stefan Institute is used to measure two-dimensional quantitative elemental maps of biological tissue. To improve chemical and biological understanding of the processes in vivo, supplementary information about chemical bonding and/or molecular distributions could be obtained by heavy-ion induced molecular desorption and a corresponding mass spectroscopy with Time-Of-Flight (TOF) mass spectrometer. As the method combines the use of heavy focused ions in MeV energy range and TOF Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, it is denoted as MeV SIMS. At Jožef Stefan Institute, we constructed a linear TOF spectrometer and mount it to our multipurpose nuclear microprobe. A beam of 8 MeV 35Cl7+ could be focused to a diameter of better than 3 μm × 3 μm and pulsed by electrostatic deflection at the high-energy side of accelerator. TOF mass spectrometer incorporates an 1 m long drift tube and a double stack microchannel plate (MCP) as a stop detector positioned at the end of the drift path. Secondary ions are focused at MCP using electrostatic cylindrical einzel lens. Time of flight spectra are currently acquired with a single-hit time-to-digital converter. Pulsed ion beam produces a shower of secondary ions that are ejected from positively biased target and accelerated towards MCP. We start our time measurement simultaneously with the start of the beam pulse. Signal of the first ion hitting MCP is used to stop the time measurement. Standard pulses proportional to the time of flight are produced with time to analog converter (TAC) and fed into analog-to-digital converter to obtain a time histogram. To enable efficient detection of desorbed fragments with higher molecular masses, which are of particular interest, we recently implemented a state-of art Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)-based multi-hit TOF acquisition. To test the system we used focused 8 MeV 35Cl 7+ ion beam with pulse length of 180 ns. Mass resolution of measured SIMS spectra, dominantly determined by the duration of the beam pulse, is in good agreement with resolution estimated from pulse length. With improved high-voltage switching ability that will enable beam pulses with duration of 50 ns, a mass resolution of better than 500 is anticipated.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika



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Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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