Synchrotron radiation photoionization mass spectrometry of laser ablated species

J. Alvarez Ruiz*, Alberto Casu, M. Coreno, M. de Simone, L. M. Hoyos Campo, A. M. Juarez-Reyes, A. Kivimäki, S. Orlando, M. Sanz, C. Spezzani, M. Stankiewicz, D. M. Trucchi

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The present paper describes an experimental apparatus suitable to create and study free clusters by combining laser ablation and synchrotron radiation. First tests on sulfur samples, S, showed the production, through laser ablation, of neutral Sn clusters (n = 1-8). These clusters were ionized using synchrotron radiation at photon energies from 160 eV to 175 eV, across the S 2p core edge. The feasibility of such combined ablation-synchrotron radiation experiments is demonstrated, opening new possibilities on the investigation of free clusters and radicals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-429
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010


  • Ablation
  • Clusters
  • Laser
  • Sulfur
  • Synchrotron
  • TOF-MS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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