ion scattering spectroscopy

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ion scattering spectroscopy

[¦ī‚än ¦skad·ə·riŋ spek′träs·kə·pē]
(spectroscopy)
A spectroscopic technique in which a low-energy (about 1000 electronvolts) beam of inert-gas ions in directed at a surface, and the energies and scattering angles of the scattered ions are used to identify surface atoms. Abbreviated ISS.
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The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois on behalf of the Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering Department are seeking a High-Pressure Electron Energy Analyzer System to perform X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES), and Low-Energy Ion Scattering Spectroscopy (LEISS) in a custom designed vacuum facility operating at pressures in the mtorr range at its location in Urbana-Champaign.

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