In contrast to the many hundreds of references to surface AS [Auger Spectrometry], relatively few investigations of gas phase species have been made, and certainly no investigation has been made into the potential of using AS for molecular
analyses. In this thesis it will be shown how highly characteristic the molecular auger spectra are, and how the
technique can be put on an equal footing with some of the better-established analytical techniques. The role of gas
phase Auger electron spectrometry for molecular analysis should then become evident.
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.