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Time-of-flight static secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-S-SIMS) was used to characterize thin layers of oxy- and thiocarbocyanine dyes on Ag and Si. Apart from adduct ions a variety of structural fragment ions were detected for which a fragmentation pattern is proposed. Peak assignments were confirmed by comparing spectra of dyes with very similar(More)
Recent publications on static secondary ion mass spectrometry (S-SIMS) focus on molecular depth profiling by using polyatomic or ultra-low energy monoatomic projectiles. Since their applicability depends on the relationship between the ion yield and the depth, which is hard to obtain without extensive studies, a combination of a wear test method with S-SIMS(More)
Chemical engineering of high-technology products requires elucidation of intermolecular interactions in complex materials. As part of an extensive study on thermographic systems, static secondary ion mass spectrometry (S-SIMS) was used to probe the physicochemical behaviour of active compounds, such as different tone modifiers and stabilisers, on silver. In(More)
Static secondary ion mass spectrometry (S-SIMS) is one of the potentially most powerful and versatile tools for the analysis of surface components at the monolayer level. Current improvements in detection limit (LOD) and molecular specificity rely on the optimisation of the desorption-ionisation (DI) process. As an alternative to monoatomic projectiles,(More)
Organic carbocyanine dye coatings have been analyzed by time-of-flight static secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-S-SIMS) using three types of primary ions: Ga(+) operating at 25 keV, and Xe(+) and SF(5) (+) both operating at 9 keV. Secondary ion yields obtained with these three primary ions have been compared for coatings with different layer thickness,(More)
Metal-assisted (MetA) static secondary ion mass spectrometry (S-SIMS) is one of several ion yield enhancing methods developed for S-SIMS in the last decades. MetA-S-SIMS uses a very thin coating of gold or silver on the sample. Earlier experiments revealed dependence of the ion yield enhancement on the applied metal, the nature of the studied sample, the(More)
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