Importance of dynamical effects in determining the Auger spectral shape: L23-M45M45 spectra of Fe, Co, and Cu

D. D. Sarma, S. R. Barman, R. Cimino, C. Carbone, P. Sen, A. Roy, A. Chainani, W. Gudat

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Abstract

We estimate the relative contributions of the decay channels arising from various Coster-Kronig (CK) and initial-state shake processes to the satellite intensity accompanying the L2- and L3-M45M45 Auger spectra of Cu. While the intensity ratios between the L2- and L3-M45M45 spectral features in Fe and Co also exhibit pronounced effects of the Coster-Kronig L2-L3M45 transition, the CK process does not lead to the formation of distinct satellites in the L3-M45M45 spectral region, in contrast to the case of Cu. This fact establishes that the M45 hole generated by the CK transition primarily decays before the L3-hole Auger decay in the 3d transition elements up to Co.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6822-6831
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume48
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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