On the relation between X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and XAFS
2013 (English)In: 15th International Conference On X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS15), 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
XAFS and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) are element specific techniques used in a great variety of research fields. The near edge regime of XAFS provides information on the unoccupied electronic states of a system. For the detailed interpretation of the XAFS results, input from XPS is crucial. The combination of the two techniques is also the basis for the so called core-hole clock technique. One of the important aspects of photoelectron spectroscopy is its chemical sensitivity and that one can obtain detailed information about the composition of a sample. We have for a series of carbon based model molecules carefully investigated the relationship between core level photoelectron intensities and stoichiometry. We find strong EXAFS-like modulations of the core ionization cross sections as function of photon energy and that the intensities at high photon energies converge towards values that do not correspond to the stoichiometric ratios. The photoelectron intensities are dependent on the local molecular structure around the ionized atoms. These effects are well described by molecular calculations using multiple scattering theory and by considering the effects due to monopole shake-up and shake-off as well as to intramolecular inelastic scattering processes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, Journal of Physics Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588 ; 430
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-206403DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/430/1/012131ISI: 000320464300131OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-206403DiVA: diva2:644518
15th International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS), JUL 22-28, 2012, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China