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1.1 This practice describes a systematic method for analyzing depth-profile and linescan data and for accurately characterizing the shape of an interface region or topographic feature. The profile data are described with an appropriate analytic function, and the parameters of this function define the position, width, and any asymmetry of the interface or feature. The use of this practice is recommended in order that the shapes of composition profiles of interfaces or of linescans of topographic features acquired with different instruments or techniques can be unambiguously compared and interpreted.
1.2 This practice is intended to be used for two purposes. First, it can be used to describe the shape of depth-profiles obtained at an interface between two dissimilar materials that might be measured by common surface-analysis techniques such as Auger electron spectroscopy, secondary-ion mass spectrometry, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Second, it can be used to describe the shape of linescans across a detectable topographic feature such as a step or a feature on a surface that might be measured by a surface-analysis technique, scanning electron microscopy, or scanning probe microscopy. The practice is particularly valuable for determining the position and width of an interface in a depth profile or of a feature on a surface and in assessments of the width as an indication of the sharpness of the interface or feature (a characteristic of the material system being measured) or of the achieved depth resolution of the profile or the lateral resolution of the linescan (a characteristic of the particular analytical technique and instrumentation).
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
|Engelse titel||Standard Practice for Analytically Describing Depth-Profile and Linescan-Profile Data by an Extended Logistic Function|