The L23-VV Auger spectra for phosphorous atoms in the PH3, PF3and PCI= molecules have been recorded following 2p core-hole ionization induced by photons with energy in the range 150-170 eV. The chlorine L23-VV spectrum for the PCI3molecule has also been recorded. The spectra have been interpreted with the aid of molecular Auger calculations. Differences due to chemical effects are identified and a valuable insight is gained into the major pathways available for Auger decay resulting in complex spectral profiles. Predictions are made for the phosphorous 2p inherent photoelectron linewidth in these molecules.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films