Molecule liftoff from surfaces

Barbara J. Garrison, Arnaud Delcorte, Kristin D. Krantzman

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Molecular dynamics simulations have been used to model me kiloelectronvolt particle bombardment of organic layers on metal substrates such as occurs in the analytical techniques of secondary ion mass spectrometry and fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry. Vignettes of insights gained from the simulations along with comparisons to experimental data are presented in this Account. Topics include intact molecular ejection vs fragmentation, prediction of reaction pathways, influence of the substrate, and quantitative predictions of energy and angular distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-77
Number of pages9
JournalAccounts of Chemical Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 4 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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