The Application of a Soft X-Ray Spectrometer to Study the Oxygen and Fluorine Emission Lines from Oxides and Fluorides

  • R. A. Mattson
  • R. C. Ehlert


Results are shown for O and F K emission lines from several oxide and fluoride compounds. The spectra are examined for both structure and wavelength. Excitation of the spectra is by both electrons and X-rays. The emission spectra from several oxygen- and fluorine-bearing gases and the influence of the composition of the diffracting crystal on the shape of the observed oxygen spectra are also discussed. Curved crystals of potassium acid phthalate and lead stearate, and a thin-window flow proportional counter, are used to obtain the results.


Emission Line Electron Excitation Curve Crystal Oxygen Spectrum Potassium Acid Phthalate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Mattson
    • 1
  • R. C. Ehlert
    • 1
  1. 1.General Electric CompanyMilwaukeeUSA

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