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Development of an automated in situ fracture stage for a ToF-SIMS system

Wood, AR, Benedetto, N, Hooker, N, Scullion, E, Smith, PA and Watts, JF (2008) Development of an automated in situ fracture stage for a ToF-SIMS system SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS, 40 (10). 1409 - 1414. ISSN 0142-2421

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Abstract

The design philosophy and implementation of an ultra high vacuum (UHV), PC controlled, automated in situ fracture stage for a surface analysis system is described. ToF-SIMS spectra are shown to illustrate the improvement in spectral quality obtained from micro-compact tension (CT) tests of polymer matrix fracture surfaces produced using the fracture stage in UHV compared to those obtained from a sample tested at air. This system is flexible in that by changing the capacity of the load cell it is possible to reduce or increase maximum loads as the specimen type and material demands. The stage has been designed with instrumental flexibility in mind, utilising commercial SEM-stub type sample mounts, and can thus be used for AES/SAM and XPS investigations, as well as ToF-SIMS analysis, in the authors' laboratory.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The definitive version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sia.2893/abstract
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Physical, Chemistry, ToF-SIMS, in situ fracture, composite materials
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 13:51
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/712201

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