Study of the microscopic scale structure of carbon-based materials: A comparison between Auger-derived density of states structures and molecular dynamics simulations

J.C. Lascovich, V. Rosato, A. Santoni

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Valence band features of graphite, diamond and amorphous carbon of density ρ = 2.2 g/cm3have been identified from the analysis of the double-derivative of the carbon KVV Auger lines. Comparison with available experimental data, theoretical data and molecular dynamics calculations has shown that double-differentiated Auger data can be useful for the understanding of the density of states (DOS) of carbon-based materials. Results show that the interpretation of the second derivative Auger structures using atomic-scale simulations can also be used to extract some information on the microscopic structure of the considered amorphous carbon samples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139 - 151
Number of pages13
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2000
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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