Replacing the quadrupole of the ALPHA with a Time of Flight (ToF) mass analyser gives the MiniSIMS-ToF superior performance in many departments e.g.
- Mass Range
- Mass resolution
- Acquisition Efficiency
- Retrospective analysis
The last point implies no “a priori” assumptions are needed about sample composition before undertaking imaging and profiling experiments. The result is a powerful R&D or FA tool for surface analysis