Determination of electron inelastic mean free path of three transition metals from reflection electron energy loss spectroscopy spectrum measurement data

Lihao Yang, K. Tőkési, Bo Da, Zejun Ding

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Abstract: The energy loss functions (ELFs) of three transition metals (Cr, Co and Pd) have been derived from reflection electron energy loss spectroscopy spectrum with a theoretical analysis of the measured data [Xu et al., J. Appl. Phys. 123, 043306 (2018)]. In this work, we update our previous ELFs in a wider photon energy region (0–200 eV) with a better accuracy, which is verified by sum rules and a root-mean-square deviation. The electron inelastic mean free paths (IMFPs) of Cr, Co and Pd have been calculated with the obtained ELFs by adopting a dielectric response theory. We employ both the single-pole approximation and full Penn algorithm for the calculation of IMFPs, and the calculated results are compared with other references.

Original languageEnglish
Article number21
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Volume73
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2019

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mean free path
energy dissipation
transition metals
electron energy
spectroscopy
electrons
sum rules
poles
deviation
photons
approximation
energy

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