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Role of consistent terminology in XPS reproducibility

Baer, D R; Shard, A G (2020) Role of consistent terminology in XPS reproducibility. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 38 (3). 031203 ISSN 0734-2101

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Abstract

Inconsistent and incorrect understanding and use of terminology in publications, including XPS results, are a contributory factor in a number of incomplete, confusing and erroneous results reported in the literature. A set of surface analysis terminology, approved through consensus by international experts, has been developed by ISO Committee TC201. To encourage wide use, the terminology is accessible at several web sites at no cost. This short overview provides examples to highlight the importance of agreed terminology to minimize confusion between similar terms. Examples are provided of terms which are commonly misused and confused in the literature. Other examples highlight terminology that provide a common basis for comparing instrument parameters and performance and the importance of clarifying evolving concepts and developments important to XPS.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Nanoscience > Surface and Nanoanalysis
Divisions: Chemical & Biological Sciences
Identification number/DOI: 10.1116/6.0000016
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 14:55
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/8791

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