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Microsc. Microanal. Microstruct.
Volume 2, Number 2-3, April / June 1991
Page(s) 159 - 169
Microsc. Microanal. Microstruct. 2, 159-169 (1991)
DOI: 10.1051/mmm:0199100202-3015900

EELS as a fingerprint of the chemical co-ordination of light elements

Rik Brydson1, 2, Hermann Sauer1, Wilfried Engel1 et Elmar Zeitler1

1  Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Faradayweg 4-6, D1000 Berlin 33, Germany
2  The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London SW7 2BZ, G.B.

Measurement and modelling of the electron energy loss near-edge structure associated with a particular core-loss edge allows, in favourable cases, the identification of a gross structure reflecting the nearest neighbour environment of the atom undergoing excitation. We present a methodology for the investigation and cataloguing of such co-ordination fingerprints and indicate relevant applications of the technique in both a qualitative and semi-quantitative manner.

7960 - Photoemission and photoelectron spectra.
6114 - Electron diffraction and scattering.
7120 - Electron density of states and band structure of crystalline solids.
7870D - X-ray absorption spectra.

Key words
EEL spectroscopy -- Chemical coordination -- Light element -- Band structure -- Core level -- Nearest neighbor approximation -- Near edge structure -- Anion figerprint -- Cation figerprint

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