Absolute determination of optical constants by reflection electron energy loss spectroscopy

H. Xu, B. Da, J. Tóth, K. Tőkési, Z. J. Ding
<span title="2017-05-16">2017</span> <i title="American Physical Society (APS)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/b7jx7xdhxncvtj2nb24xhplinq" style="color: black;">Physical review B</a> </i> &nbsp;
We present an absolute extraction method of optical constants of metal from the measured reflection electron energy loss (REELS) spectra by using the recently developed reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) technique. The method is based on a direct physical modeling of electron elastic and electron inelastic scattering near the surface region where the surface excitation becomes important to fully describe the spectrum loss feature intensity in relative to the elastic peak intensity. An optimization
more &raquo; ... ure of oscillator parameters appeared in the energy loss function (ELF) for describing electron inelastic scattering due to the bulk- and surface-excitations was performed with the simulated annealing method by a successive comparison between the measured and Monte Carlo simulated REELS spectra. The ELF and corresponding optical constants of Fe were obtained from the REELS spectra measured at incident energies of 1000, 2000 and 3000 eV. The validity of the present optical data has been verified with the f- and ps-sum rules showing the accuracy and applicability of the present approach. Our data are also compared with previous optical data from other sources.
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