Attenuation length measurements in cadmium arachidate Langmuir-Blodgett films

Murali Sastry, P. Ganguly, S. Badrinarayanan, A. B. Mandale, S. R. Sainkar, D. V. Paranjape, K. R. Patil, S. K. Chaudhary

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Attenuation lengths in cadmium arachidate [(C19H 39COO)2Cd] multilayer Langmuir-Blodgett films deposited on thick lead arachidate [(C19H39COO)2Pb] films have been determined in this communication. A discrete layer model appropriate to the ordered structure of these built-up films is proposed and applied for the first time to the measurements of the x-ray photoemission intensity variation with electron takeoff angle and attenuation lengths for 950-1350 eV electrons are evaluated. These lengths agree with earlier attenuation length measurements in Langmuir-Blodgett films and are higher than in most inorganic materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8631-8635
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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