Secondary Electron Spectrum Due to Core Level Ionization.
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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV
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The contribution to the secondary electron energy spectrum, fE, produced by primary electron beam excitation of the core levels has been determined using a continuous binding energy distribution for the bound electrons deduced from the Thomas-Fermi atomic model. As such, the parameters of the distribution are only Z, the atomic number, and the primary electron energy, E sub p. For large E sub p, the contribution to the secondary electron spectrum from the core levels becomes increasingly dominant as compared to that from the conduction band as E increases. Numerical results are presented which also includes evaluation of the distribution of energy loss into secondary kinetic energy and recombination. Author
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