Any technique in which a specimen is bombarded with -energy
electrons or X-rays, and the energy distribution of the electrons produced through
radiationless de-excitation of the atoms in the sample (Auger electrons
) is recorded. The derivative curve may also be recorded.
PAC, 1983, 55, 2023
(Nomenclature, symbols and units recommended for in situ microanalysis (Provisional))
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