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Publication Citation: Determination of the Be-Auger-Electron Attenuation Length in Be Using 160-keV Protons

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Author(s): J Needham; T J. Driscoll; Cedric J. Powell; R Stein;
Title: Determination of the Be-Auger-Electron Attenuation Length in Be Using 160-keV Protons
Published: April 01, 1977
Abstract: We report the first results of a method for determining the inelastic attenuation length of low-energy electrons in the surface region of a solid from the yield of characteristic Auger electrons excited by proton bombardment. Samples of evaporated beryllium were bombarded by 160-keV protons, and the attenuation length of 100-eV electrons in Be was determined to be 6.1 {Aring}.
Citation: Applied Physics Letters
Volume: 30
Issue: 7
Pages: pp. 357 - 359
Research Areas: Surface Physics