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Current Problems in Auger Electron Spectroscopy

  • T. E. Gallon
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 32)

Abstract

The technique of Auger Electron Spectroscopy has proved extremely useful in the field of Surface Science where, after ten years, it passes as an old, well established technique almost rivalling LEED in its antiquity. However, with the importation of high resolution spectrometers from, and the exportation of good vacuum practice to, ‘ESCA’ the topic of AES in solids has made considerable experimental and theoretical advances in recent years. It has become apparent that there is more information in AES than simple qualitative chemical analysis and in these lectures I wish to discuss some of these recent developments. My viewpoint will be that of the experimental surface physicist interested in understanding the Auger process from the point of view of using it to obtain information about solids.

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Auger Electron Spectroscopy Electron Spectroscopy Relaxation Energy Free Atom Auger Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. E. Gallon
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of YorkHeslington YorkUK

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