Development of a time-of-flight mass spectrometer equipped with a superconducting-tunnel-junction ion detector

Naoaki Saito, Masataka Ohkubo, Masahiro Ukibe, Akihiro Kushino, Akira Kurokawa, Takeshi Mizota, Tomoya Kinumi, Yasushi Shigeri, Shingo Ichimura

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We have started the development of a new time-of-flight mass spectrometer equipped with Nb/Al superconducting-tunnel-junction detectors. Metal cluster ions were employed to investigate the properties of the superconducting ion detectors. In addition to mass spectroscopy with wide mass range, we have performed impact energy measurement, which enables charge-state discrimination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-213
Number of pages3
JournalShinku/Journal of the Vacuum Society of Japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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