ACOLISSA: A powerful set-up for ion beam analysis of surfaces and multilayer structures

M. Draxler, S. N. Markin, S. N. Ermolov, K. Schmid, C. Hesch, A. Poschacher, R. Gruber, M. Bergsmann, P. Bauer

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The experimental set-up for analysis of the charge of light ions scattered from surface atoms (ACOLISSA) is described in the following paper. ACOLISSA is used for determination of flight times of low-energy ions. It permits time-of-flight low energy ion scattering spectra of all scattered projectiles (TOF-LEIS-AP) as well as charge separated (TOF-LEIS-CS) spectra to be recorded. The evaluation of TOF-LEIS-AP spectra allows subsurface layers of the target to be studied. The analysis of TOF-LEIS-CS spectra together with ions only spectra (TOF-LEIS-IO) is used for investigation of the neutralization behaviour of projectiles at the outermost atomic layer. The performance of the set-up is described and, as an example, spectra are shown for a polycrystalline Cu target and a 7 Å Cu layer deposited on top of an alumina substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event16th Ion-Surface Interactions Conference - Zvenigorod, Russian Federation
Duration: 25 Aug 200329 Aug 2003


  • Charge separated analysis
  • Ion beam analysis
  • Ion scattering
  • Thin film analysis
  • Time-of-flight analysis


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