Analysis of KLL Auger spectra excited by X-rays from Ni and Cu metal surfaces

Egri, Sándor and Kövér, László and Cserny, István and Novák, Mihály and Drube, W. (2016) Analysis of KLL Auger spectra excited by X-rays from Ni and Cu metal surfaces. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, 369. pp. 15-20. ISSN 0168-583X

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Ni and Cu KLL Auger spectra excited by X-rays from polycrystalline metal foils were measured with good energy resolution and intensity earlier. Auger spectra of 3d transition metals contain satellite peaks due to the atomic excitation processes. Because of the complexity of the measured spectral shape a complete explanation of the spectra was not given in the previous works. A new analysis of the measured spectra is presented here, with improved description of effects of inelastic electron scattering of the electrons in the solid sample and using complex peak shapes to model the satellite structure that follows each diagram line. The energy loss part of measured spectra due to the bulk plasmon excitations, surface plasmon exci- tations and intrinsic loss processes was removed using the Partial Intensity Analysis method based on energy loss distributions obtained from experimental reflection electron energy loss spectra of the same Cu and Ni metal foils. Relative Auger-transition energies derived from measured spectra of copper are in good agreement with previous experimental works and the results of cluster molecular orbital multielectron (DV-ME) cal- culations. The intensity ratio I( 3 P 2 / 3 P 0 ) shows better agreement with the result of relativistic calculations than in previous works. In the case of nickel the relative Auger-transition energies are in good agreement with the previous results. According to the new evaluation four satellite peaks were identified on the low energy side of each diagram line in the Auger spectra of Ni.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika
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Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 08:45
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