Transition energies and relative intensities of the Ar L 2,3 -MM diagram Auger lines: A high-resolution study

Gy Víkor, L. Tóth, S. Ricz, Á Kövér, J. Végh, B. Sulik

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The Ar L 2,3 -MM Auger spectrum induced by impact of 2.0 keV electrons was measured with high resolution (68 ± 4 meV) in the 15-90 ° angular region. Relative yields, level widths and transition energies have been determined for the diagram Auger lines originating from the 2 P 1/2 and 2 P3/2 initial vacancy states. The data are compared with those of earlier experimental studies and theoretical calculations, including multiconfiguration Hartree-Fock calculations performed in this work. The isotropy of the studied lines has been confirmed. The measured relative intensities of the fine-structure components of the L 23 -MM ( 3 P0, 1, 2) Auger triplets have been found different from those obtained in theoretical calculations and earlier experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-245
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 1997



  • Argon L-MM Auger spectra
  • Auger branching ratios
  • Auger energies
  • Auger spectroscopy
  • Electron-impact ionization

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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