Experimental calibration curve for quantitative XPS analysis constructed from in situ fractured polycrystalline manganese silicide surfaces

Naofumi Ohtsu, Masaoki Oku, Toetsu Shishido, Kazuaki Wagatsuma

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Abstract

In the present study, we prepared clean surfaces of polycrystalline Mn 3Si, MnSi, and Mn 11Si 19 by fracturing them in a spectrometer under an ultrahigh vacuum, and then attempted to construct a calibration curve for a quantitative XPS analysis by measuring these clean surfaces. We ensured that there were no C 1s and O 1s peaks in the survey XPS spectra for the fractured surfaces. In the case of Mn 11Si 19, a positive chemical shift in the binding energy of the Mn 2p level was observed, whereas a slight negative shift in the binding energy of the Si 2p level was observed in the cases of MnSi and Mn 3Si. The spectral intensity ratios of Mn 3p to Si 2p and Mn 3s to Si 2p were proportional to the atomic ratio of Mn to Si, indicating that these relationships could be used as the calibration curve. On the other hand, no linear relationship was observed for the ratio of Mn 2p to Si 2p.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-996
Number of pages4
JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 1

Keywords

  • XPS
  • calibration curve
  • fracturing
  • manganese silicides
  • quantification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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