The normalization of ejected-electron spectra using Auger peaks

D. B. Thompson, N. L.S. Martin

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A technique is described that uses Auger peaks to correct pairs of ejected-electron spectra for three types of instrumental effects in a crossed-beam apparatus with an atomic cadmium target. By comparing Auger peaks that occur in autoionizing spectra taken 180°apart, it is possible to energy-align the spectra to 1 meV, to normalize their relative intensity to 2%, and to correct for different energy resolutions to within 1%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 30 1996

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supportedb y a grant from the United States Departmenot f Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Fundamental Interactions Branch, underc ontracDt E-FG05-91ER14214.


  • Auger peak
  • Cadmium
  • Ejected-electron spectrum
  • Normalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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