Surface composition of industrial metal samples with potential for atmospheric mercury deposition
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry, Auger electron spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy were used to study atmospherically exposed metal samples for surface mercury concentration at room temperature. The metals were collected from industrial and pre-conditioned sources. In most cases, mercury detection was impossible because the samples were found to be highly contaminated from sources such as oxygen, carbon, chlorine and sulfur. However, the methods were effective at determining surface atoms and bulk substrate atoms that may be surface diffusive. Depth profiling was conducted on the samples that were found to contain mercury.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH , 2010. , 20 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-26127ISRN: KTH/MSE--05/91--SE+THMETU/ARTOAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-26127DiVA: diva2:370287
QC 201011162010-11-162010-11-162010-12-20Bibliographically approved