ToF - SIMS Surface Analysis by Mass Spectrometry

Edited by John C. Vickerman and David Briggs

[ISBN 1-901019-03-9]

Published in association with IM Publications

The FIRST book on ToF-SIMS:

Uniquely available


Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) is the most versatile of the surface analysis techniques that have been developed during the last 30 years. Current instrumentation provides a powerful combination of capabilities for molecular detection and trace element determination, imaging and microanalysis, and shallow depth profiling.

Contributors who are acknowledged experts in ToF-SIMS, both in its instrumental and theoretical development and in its application, provide a comprehensive treatment. An integrated view of the technique is presented, in addition each chapter stands alone as an authoritative description of its particular area of expertise.

The book will be invaluable

The book is introduced by two chapters, one, which reviews the history and development of static SIMS and another, which introduces the basic theory.

These are followed by 26 chapters split into five sections;