Kinetic energy and spatial distribution of ions in high irradiance laser ionization source
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Characteristics of laser ionization in vacuum and low pressure background gas (He) have been investigated through the measurement of kinetic energy and spatial distributions of copper and tungsten ions. A Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with 532 nm wavelength was utilized and the laser irradiance was fixed at 9 x 10(9) W cm(-2). A plume splitting was observed in the low pressure regime investigated (from 100 Pa to 2000 Pa). The plume propagation translates from a free expansion in vacuum to shockwave-like expansion at relative low pressure and finally diffusion into background gas at relative high pressure environment. A measurement of ion spatial distribution in the ion source has also been carried out for characterizing ions at different pressures and the behaviors of doubly charged, singly charged, and polyatomic ions to reveal the effect of plume-background gas interaction.
CitationJOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL ATOMIC SPECTROMETRY，2011,26（6）：1183-1190