The Soft X-Ray Emission Band Spectra of Metals and Alloys
Soft X-ray emission bands provide information concerning the structure of the occupied levels in the valence bands of metals. The emission takes place upon transition of electrons in the levels of the valence band to vacancies in inner core levels. The density of states in the band is dependent on the particular atom and upon the lattice structure. To carry these ideas over to alloys is not, however, self-evident, especially if the alloy has a different structure than either of the constituents. In this paper, recent experimental results for both the pure metals and the alloys are reviewed with particular reference to those measurements made since the excellent review by Tomboulian in 1957 , An examination is made of the effects of lattice symmetry on the structure of the conduction band.
KeywordsValence Band Emission Band Inner Core Fiducial Mark Lattice Symmetry
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