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Title: Note: Work function change measurement via improved Anderson method

We propose the modification to the Anderson method of work function change (Δϕ) measurements. In this technique, the kinetic energy of the probing electrons is already low enough for non-destructive investigation of delicate molecular systems. However, in our implementation, all electrodes including filament of the electron gun are polarized positively. As a consequence, electron bombardment of any elements of experimental system is eliminated. Our modification improves cleanliness of the ultra-high vacuum system. As an illustration of the solution capabilities, we present Δϕ of the Ag(100) surface induced by cobalt phthalocyanine layers.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Experimental Physics, University of Wrocław, Wrocław (Poland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392525
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; COBALT COMPLEXES; ELECTRODES; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRON GUNS; FILAMENTS; KINETIC ENERGY; MODIFICATIONS; PROBES; SURFACES; WORK FUNCTIONS