The zero-loss peak, which consists primarily of elastic forward-scattered electrons, but also contains electrons that have suffered minor (unresolvable) energy losses.
The low-loss region up to an energy loss of ~50 eV contains electrons which have interacted with the weakly bound outer-shell electrons of the atoms in the specimen.
Electrons in the high-loss region have interacted with the more tightly bound inner-shell or “core” electrons.
KeywordsPlasmon Peak Inelastic Interaction Readout Noise Plasmon Loss Ghost Peak
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