Low-energy ion scattering (LEIS)

Philipp Bruener, Thomas Grehl, Hidde H. Brongersma

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    Abstract

    The behaviour and the possible applications of nanoparticles are strongly dictated by the properties of their outer surface, as this determines the interaction with the environment. Analytical techniques with a high level of surface sensitivity are thus required to study this aspect. Low-energy ion scattering (LEIS) is a surface analytical technique with the unique capability of determining the elemental composition of the single top atomic layer of a sample, making it ideally suited for the analysis of nanoparticles. This chapter will give an introduction to the fundamentals of the LEIS technique, followed by application examples chosen from a range of fields including catalysis, core–shell nanoparticles for sensor applications, and functionalized nanoparticles.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCharacterization of nanoparticles
    Subtitle of host publicationMeasurement processes for nanoparticles.
    EditorsVasile-Dan Hodoroaba, Wolfgang E.S. Unger, Alexander G. Shard
    PublisherElsevier
    Chapter4.5.1
    Pages419-439
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128141830
    ISBN (Print)978-0-12-814182-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Keywords

    • Catalysts
    • Core-shell
    • Low-energy ion scattering (LEIS)
    • Nanoparticles
    • Surface analysis

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