Journal article

An absolute energy characterisation of scandium K beta to 2 parts per million

JW Dean, CT Chantler, LF Smale, HA Melia

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

We present an absolute energy measurement of the Kβ1,3 (KM2,3) emission spectrum of scandium (Z = 21) accurate to 2.1 parts per million (ppm). The previous experimental uncertainty was estimated as 105 ppm, or 0.47 eV, therefore we improve the accuracy of this measurement by a factor of 50 for use in any x-ray standards. There is a long-standing discrepancy between the most recent experimental and theoretical values. This work reports a Sc Kβ peak energy of 4460.845 eV with estimated standard error uncertainty of 0.0092 eV. The satellite component centroids, line-widths, and relative intensities are determined as a sum of five Voigt functions. The same analysis and experimental method shown ..

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