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%.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics