This paper reviews the application of Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) to the analysis of glass surfaces. Attention is drawn to experimental perturbations which may occur when analyzing glasses with absorbed and/or mobile species at the surface. Previous workers [1-4] have shown, for example, that mobile ions (e.g. Na) are very difficult to measure in glasses due to their migration under the electron beam. Special techniques developed to permit the measurement of mobile ions are discussed, and some recent applications of AES in current research at the University of Florida are presented.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry