Chapter 4. The Ion Spectroscopies

  1. Prof. Dr. J. W. Niemantsverdriet

Published Online: 31 MAY 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527611348.ch4

Spectroscopy in Catalysis: An Introduction, Third Edition

Spectroscopy in Catalysis: An Introduction, Third Edition

How to Cite

Niemantsverdriet, J. W. (2007) The Ion Spectroscopies, in Spectroscopy in Catalysis: An Introduction, Third Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527611348.ch4

Author Information

  1. Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2007
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527316519

Online ISBN: 9783527611348



  • spectroscopy in catalysis;
  • ion spectroscopies;
  • secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS);
  • secondary neutral mass spectrometry (SNMS);
  • ion scattering;
  • collision process;
  • Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS);
  • low-energy ion scattering (LEIS)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS)

    • Theory of SIMS

    • Electron and Photon Emission under Ion Bombardment

    • Energy Distribution of Secondary Ions

    • The Ionization Probability

    • Emission of Molecular Clusters

    • Conditions for Static SIMS

    • Charging of Insulating Samples

    • Applications on Catalysts

    • Model Catalysts

    • Single Crystal Studies

    • Concluding Remarks

  • Secondary Neutral Mass Spectrometry (SNMS)

  • Ion Scattering: The Collision Process

  • Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS)

  • Low-Energy Ion Scattering (LEIS)

    • Neutralization

    • Applications of LEIS in Catalysis

  • References