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Electron Spectrometry of Atoms using Synchrotron Radiation


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  • Date Published: July 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521675611

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  • This monograph describes the theory and practice of electron spectrometry using synchrotron radiation. The book is in three parts. After a short review of background theory, neon is used to elucidate the principles of the photoelectron and Auger spectra. The second part of the book looks at experimental aspects, including characteristic features of electrostatic analysers, detectors, lenses, disturbances, and optimisation, and then illustrates theory and experiment with details of recent experiments. The third part provides useful reference data, including wavefunctions, special theory, polarisation and special aspects of instrumentation. A detailed reference list completes the volume. The study of electron spectrometry using synchrotron radiation is a growing field of research driven by the increasing availability of advanced synchrotron radiation light sources and improved theoretical methods for solving the many-electron problem in atoms. This balanced account will be of value to both theorists and experimentalists working in this area.

    • Up-to-date introduction to important technique in atomic spectroscopy
    • Author is an international authority in the area
    • Book will be an important reference for people in the field, as well as a text for people wishing to learn about this area
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    'Occasionally, a book is written which stands alone in its field, one that is lucid in style with a breadth of topics to enthuse the student whilst, at the same time, containing enough depth to be invaluable to the expert. Volker Schmidt's Electron Spectroscopy of Atoms using Synchronotron Radiation is such a book … In summary, Electron Spectroscopy of Atoms using Synchrotron Radiation provides a useful and useable handbook for researchers in the filed of atomic physics and beyond - many of the techniques discussed may be equally applied to the study of molecules or indeed surfaces. It furnishes the basis for advanced undergraduate study, whilst providing sufficient depth and embodying a wealth of experience to satisfy the specialist. I am sure that in the future, there will be few research groups using electron spectroscopy or synchrotron radiation that do not possess a well-thumbed copy of this book.' P. A. Hatherly, Contemporary Physics

    '… an excellent introduction to basic electron spectrometry … I highly recommend this book both to the beginning post-graduate student as an efficient learning tool, as well as to the more experienced researcher as an invaluable source of reference.' Theo J. M. Zouros, University of Crete

    ' … a real treasure chest - provides a wealth of very useful information for everybody who is concerned with photoelectron spectroscopy at any level.' Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521675611
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 150 b/w illus. 20 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part A: A. I. Introduction
    A. II. Photoelectron spectrum of neon
    A. III. Auger spectrum of neon following 1s ionization
    Part B. 1. Experimental Aspects:
    1. The dispersive element of electron energy analyzers
    2. Characteristic features of electrostatic analyzers
    3. Electron detectors
    4. Electrostatic lenses
    5. Disturbances of the performance
    6. Electron-electron coincidences
    Part B. II. Recent Examples:
    1. Electron emission around the 4d ionization threshold in xenon
    2. 2p photoionization in magnesium
    3. 3s Satellite spectrum of argon
    4. Spin-polarization of 5p3/2 photoelectrons in xenon
    5. Post-collision interaction between 4d5/2 photoelectrons and N5-O23O23 1S0 Auger electrons in xenon
    6. Threshold double photoionization in argon
    Part C. I. Useful Reference Data:
    1. Atomic units
    2. Some spectroscopic data for calibration purposes
    Part C. II. Wavefunctions
    1. One-electron wavefunctions
    2. Evaluation of determinental wavefunctions
    3. Hartree-Fock approach
    4. Mixing of wavefunctions
    5. Recasting of correlated wavefunctions in helium (ground state)
    Part III. Special Theoretical Aspects:
    1. Photon-atom interaction and photoionization matrix elements
    2. Different formulation and approximations for photoionization
    3. Photon-induced L3-M1M1 Auger decay in magnesium described as one- and two-step processes
    4. Derivation of angular distributions by means of statistical tensors
    5. Angular distribution and alignment of L3-M1M1 Auger electrons in magnesium
    Part C. IV. Polarization Properties:
    1. Angular distributions for different light pPolarizations
    2. Description of electron and photon polarization
    Part C.V. Special Instrumental Aspects:
    1. Time-of-flight analysis of electrons
    2. Optical properties of cylindrical mirror analyzers
    3. Supplements to electrostatic lenses
    4. Convolution procedures
    5. Solid angle corrections
    6. Shielding of the earth's magnetic field
    7. Formation of a gas beam by capillaries

  • Author

    Volker Schmidt, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

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