Studies of solids and surfaces by Auger electron spectroscopy [and discussion]

Rao, C. N. R. ; Roberts, M. W. ; Weightman, P. (1986) Studies of solids and surfaces by Auger electron spectroscopy [and discussion] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, 318 (1541). pp. 37-50. ISSN 1364-503X

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Although the applications of Auger electron spectroscopy in surface analysis have by far outweighed its use as a tool to investigate electron states of solids and surfaces, there are a variety of situations where Auger spectroscopy provides unique information. Apart from the chemical shifts, Auger intensities are useful in determining the number of d-electron states in transition metal systems. Auger spectroscopy is a good probe to investigate the surface oxidation of metals. In addition to the intra-atomic Auger transitions, inter-atomic transitions observed in oxides and other systems reveal the nature of electron states of surfaces. Charge-transfer and hybridization effects in alloys are also usefully studied by Auger spectroscopy. Auger electron spectroscopy has not been a popular technique to investigate adsorption of molecules on surfaces, but the technique is useful to obtain fingerprints of surface species.

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