High-resolution KLM Auger spectra of Ni metal excited by X-rays

S. Egri, L. Kövér, W. Drube, I. Cserny, M. Novák

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KLM Auger spectra of Ni metal were measured with high energy resolution and high statistical accuracy using monochromatic synchrotron radiation. The spectra were corrected for the background from inelastically scattered electrons using partial intensity analysis where the electron trajectories were calculated by Monte Carlo simulation. Following background correction, the corrected spectra were fitted to model peaks taking into account intrinsic excitations. The measured transition energy of the most intense KL2M3 (1D2) Auger line is 7388.1 eV (0.4). The obtained relative intensities and energies of the Auger diagram lines are compared to published calculations as well as to experimental data for other 3d transition metals. In addition, the presence of Ni 3s, 3p photoelectron peaks in the spectra excited internally by Ni Kα X-rays is shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-121
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2008



  • 3d transition metals
  • Auger spectra
  • Intrinsic excitations
  • Ni KLM
  • Relative intensity
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • Transition energy

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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