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Improved Microwave-discharge Source for uv Photoemission



Theodore V. Vorburger, B Waclawski, D Sandstrom


A microwave-discharge uv light source has been improved to yield significant photon fluxes at 26.9 and 40.81 eV. In order to optimize the 26.9-eV (NeII) and 40.81-eV (HeII) radiation, the discharge was operated at ~2.5 Pa (0.019 Torr) in an external constant magnetic field of ~0.070 T (700 G), which, together with the oscillating electric field of the cavity, produces electron cyclotron resonance. When the discharge conditions were optimized for production of 40.81-eV photons, features near the Fermi energy in the photoemission distribution from W(100) for 40.81-eV photons are approximately 6% as intense as the corresponding features in the distribution for 21.22-eV photons. We estimate that under these conditions the flux of 40.81-eV photons is roughly 50% of the flux of 21.22-eV photons. Photoemission energy distributions with hv = 16.85, 21.22, 26.9, and 40.81 eV have been measured for saturated exposures of CO on W(100) at a temperature of ~80 K. The variation in these data with photon energy is important for making orbital assignments to the energy levels of adsorbed molecular CO.
Review of Scientific Instruments


Vorburger, T. , Waclawski, B. and Sandstrom, D. (1976), Improved Microwave-discharge Source for uv Photoemission, Review of Scientific Instruments (Accessed December 4, 2023)
Created April 1, 1976, Updated February 19, 2017