Strong-field ionization of C60 sputtered neutral molecules using 1015 W/cm2 of fs IR radiation

Andrew Kucher, Nicholas Winograd

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Implementation of a new high energy, IR laser source for secondary neutral mass spectrometry, is presented. It consists of an 800 nm, 40 fs, 10 mJ, 1 kHz laser pumping an optical parametric amplifier generating 1.2-2.6 μm tunable pulses. The wavelength and intensity dependence of photoionized sputtered indium clusters and gas-phase histamine are presented, exhibiting less nonadiabatic multielectron dynamics (decreased fragmentation) at longer wavelength. Future prospects for secondary neutral bioimaging experiments are explored with a model system consisting of a 400 mesh grid, vapor deposited with adenine, and fixed over indium foil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)510-512
Number of pages3
JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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