Solid state effects on core electron cross-sections used in microanalysis

Xudong Weng, Peter Rez

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In quantitative electron energy loss spectroscopy, there has been some controversy as to whether fine structure due to solid state effects leads to errors in quantitative analysis. We consider the oxygen K edges in MnO and MnO2, which are different environments for the oxygen fine structure. We show that the partial cross-sections as a function of energy window for the oxygen K edge oscillate about the isolated atom partial cross-section. For an energy window larger than 20 eV, the worst-case error is of the order of 5%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-348
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation

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