Peak fitting is one of the most commonly used post acquisition data analysis procedures in XPS, and also the most easily misused. Today the technique is being used in fields far removed from theoretical surface analysis and this volume attempts to encourage and help users from such fields to start out on processing their own data, and in particular to tackle the art of peak fitting, an essential skill in quantitative surface analysis.
"Peak Fitting with CasaXPS" contains 5 chapters detailing:-
- Theoretical Aspects - an introduction to peak fitting with CasaXPS, descriptions of functions and facilities and their use.
- Polymer Peak Fitting - peak fitting in multiple regions, exploiting stoichiometry, vibrational effects in unsaturated polymers, shake-up satellites from aromatic hydrocarbons.
- Quantification Specifics - using an effective RSF and Tags, asymmetric line-shapes, interfering species, adjusting RSF for asymmetry, case studies and practical examples, including spectrum backgrounds, and specific methodology.
- Practical Peak Fitting - a generalised approach and methodology, detailed notes and warnings, and constructing user defined line shapes.
- Examples - asymmetry in metallic peaks, satellite structure in rare earth oxides, determination of oxide/hydroxide ratio, and more.