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Summary of ISO/TC 201 standard XI. ISO 17974:2002 - Surface chemical analysis - high-resolution Auger electron spectrometers - calibration of energy scales for elemental and chemical-state analysis.

Seah, M P (2003) Summary of ISO/TC 201 standard XI. ISO 17974:2002 - Surface chemical analysis - high-resolution Auger electron spectrometers - calibration of energy scales for elemental and chemical-state analysis. Surf. Interface Anal., 35. pp. 327-328.

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Abstract

This International Standard specifies a method for calibrating the kinetic energy scales of Auger electron spectrometers for elemental and chemical-state analysis at surfaces. It is only applicable to instruments that incorporate an ion gun for sputter cleaning. This International Standard further specifies a method to establish a calibration schedule, to test for the kinetic energy scale linearity at one intermediate energy, to confirm the uncertainty of the scale calibration at one low and one high kinetic energy value, to correct for small drifts of that scale and to define the expanded uncertainty of the calibration of the kinetic energy scale for a confidence level of 95%. This uncertainty includes contributions for behaviours observed in interlaboratory studies but does not cover all of the defects that could occur. This International Standard is not applicable to instruments with kinetic energy scale errors that are significantly non-linear with energy, to instruments operated at relative resolutions poorer than 0.2% in the constant E/E mode or poorer than 1.5 eV in the constant E mode, to instruments requiring tolerance limits of ±0.05 eV or less or to instruments equipped with an electron gun that cannot be operated in the energy range 5-10 keV. This standard does not provide a full calibration check, which would confirm the energy measured at each addressable point on the energy scale and should be performed according to the manufacturer's recommended procedures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Nanoscience
Nanoscience > Surface and Nanoanalysis
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:16
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/2600

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