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Title: Mass spectrometric analysis of laser ablation plumes
Author: Sage, Rebecca S.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 4663
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2008
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An experiment has been built to analyse the products of laser ablation. The species produced during the laser ablation event were sampled from the plume and analysed using a mass spectrometer. The mass spectrometer allowed the mass to charge ratio of the plume species to be determined. It also acted as a mass filter so that the time of flight distributions of individual plume species could be determined. The time-of-flight distributions were converted into velocity distributions, from this the mean kinetic energy and the ion intensities could be determined. The laser pulse energy (E), laser wavelength and the ablation target material were varied.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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