Title

Photoion–Auger-electron Coincidence Measurements Near Threshold

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1991

Publication Title

Nuclear Instruments and Methods

Volume

B56-57

Issue

Part 1

First page number:

124

Last page number:

128

Abstract

The vacancy cascade which fills an atomic inner-shell hole is a complex process which can proceed by a variety of paths, often resulting in a broad distribution of photoion charge states. We have measured simplified argon photoion charge distributions by requiring a coincidence with a K-LL or K-LM Auger electron, following K excitation with synchrotron radiation, as a function of photon energy, and report here in detail the argon charge distributions coincident with K-L1L23 Auger electrons. The distributions exhibit a much more pronounced photon-energy dependence than do the more complicated non-coincident spectra. Resonant excitation of the K electron to np levels, shakeoff of these np electrons by subsequent decay processes, double-Auger decay, and recapture of the K photoelectron through postcollision interaction occur with significant probability.

Keywords

Argon; Atomic orbitals; Auger effect; Electron configuration; Electronic excitation; Gases; Rare; Photoelectrons; Photoionization

Disciplines

Analytical Chemistry | Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics | Biological and Chemical Physics | Elementary Particles and Fields and String Theory | Physical Chemistry

Language

English

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Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0168-583X(91)95987-O

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