A Tunneling Spectroscopy Study of Molecular Degradation due to Electron Irradiation

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Science  27 Jun 1975:
Vol. 188, Issue 4195, pp. 1304-1305
DOI: 10.1126/science.188.4195.1304


Electron tunneling spectroscopy has been used to characterize the degradation of β-D-fructose after electron bombardment in a scanning electron microscope. The decrease in intensity of various vibrational bands is correlated with structural changes in the molecule, thereby providing a detailed picture of the degradation process.