This innovative new sample handling platform was designed from the ground up specifically for TOF-SIMS, adding the flexibility needed to accommodate samples with complex geometries. In addition, improvements have been made in charge compensation and ion gun performance.
Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) provides sub-micron elemental, chemical, and molecular characterization and imaging of solid surfaces and thin films for products such as semiconductors, hard disk drives, polymers, paint and other surface coatings. Manufacturing companies in the chemical, semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries can use the nanoTOF to improve product performance, conduct failure analysis and manage process control. Time-of-Flight SIMS surface analysis instruments differ from Dynamic SIMS instruments in that they can analyze the outermost one or two mono-layers of a sample while preserving molecular information.