Auger Electron Spectroscopy Measurements on Na β″-Alumina Crystals

  • C. A. Achete
  • F. L. FreireJr.
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 62)


Auger analysis made along the conduction planes of sodium β″-alumina crystals shows an increase with time of the Na-signal intensity. Scanning microscopy analysis reveals the growth of sodium metallic clusters on the surface at the impact point of the primary electron beam. Results obtained bombarding the surface parallel to the crystallographic c-axis direction show that the sodium concentration either remains stable or decreases, depending on the electron fluxes.


Electron Flux Irradiate Surface Auger Spectrum Edge Surface Conduction Plane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Achete
    • 1
  • F. L. FreireJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.LEMI/PEMM/COPPEUFRJRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de FísicaPontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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