Vanadium, niobium and tantalum by XPS

Pakpoom Buabthong, Natalie Becerra Stasiewicz, Slobodan Mitrovic, Nathan S Lewis

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We present high-resolution XPS spectra of elemental vanadium, niobium and tantalum sputter-cleaned by Ar+ ions. The energy scales are shown without applying any corrections, and the position of the Fermi level was verified to be at zero binding energy within better than 0.1 eV, as determined from the Fermi edge measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024001
JournalSurface Science Spectra
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2017



  • niobium
  • tantalum
  • vanadium
  • XPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Buabthong, P., Becerra Stasiewicz, N., Mitrovic, S., & Lewis, N. S. (2017). Vanadium, niobium and tantalum by XPS. Surface Science Spectra, 24(2), [024001].