1 February 1991 Further observations of vectorial effects in the x-ray photoemission from caesium iodide
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We present further data on the linear polarisation sensitivity of CsI X-ray/UV photocathodes. A radical physical origin- "non local" photoemission- is proposed for the X-ray vectorial effect. Predictions from a uniaxial photocathode model are compared with measurements of (i) relative pulse quantum yields, relative current quantum yields and electron number distributions for both s- (electric vector perpendicular to the plane of incidence) and p- ( parallel to the plane of incidence) polarised soft X-rays in the wavelength range 4.6-125A and (ii) relative current quanm yields from illumination by partially-polarised, broad-band UV radiation with a modal wavelength of 1550A. An origin seated in the polarimeter geometry is also proposed for the off-axis "phase shift" phenomenon reported in previous papers. The impact of these measurements on (i) an understanding of soft X-ray Interactions with materials and (ii) the design and sensitivity of the Spectrum X-Gamma Photoemission Polarimeter is discussed ; our future plans for the investigation of photocathode physics are finally outlined.
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George W. Fraser, George W. Fraser, John Ernest Lees, John Ernest Lees, James F. Pearson, James F. Pearson, "Further observations of vectorial effects in the x-ray photoemission from caesium iodide", Proc. SPIE 1343, X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy, Microscopy, Polarimetry, and Projection Lithography, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23213; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23213
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