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A New WDS spectrometer for valence electron spectroscopy based on electron microscopy

Terauchi, Masami*; Takahashi, Hideyuki*; Handa, Nobuo*; Murano, Takanori*; Koike, Masato; Kawachi, Tetsuya; Imazono, Takashi; Koeda, Masaru*; Nagano, Tetsuya*; Sasai, Hiroyuki*; Oue, Yuki*; Yonezawa, Zeno*; Kuramoto, Satoshi*

A new WDS spectrometer for a transmission electron microscope has been constructed. This spectrometer can cover an energy region from 50 eV to 3800 eV by using four aberration-corrected gratings for flat-field optics. By using a newly designed and manufactured grating of JS50XL for 50-200 eV, soft-X-ray emission spectra of simple metals of Mg, Li, Al and Be were measured. Those intensity profiles correspond to partial density of states of valence electrons (bonding electrons) and also showed clear Fermi edges (top of the occupied state). At the Fermi edge of Mg-L emission (49.5 eV), an energy resolution was evaluated to be 0.16 eV. Si-L emission spectra of Si and TiSi$$_{2}$$ show a difference in those intensity distributions, indicating different valence-electron states for those materials. A comparison of B-K emission spectra of CaB$$_{6}$$ and LaB$$_{6}$$, which were obtained by using another grating of JS200N, is shown.



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