Error budget for the peak energy of all the spectral profiles of Ti Kβ that go into the final energy determination
Table 3. Error budget for the peak energy of all the spectral profiles of Ti Kβ that go into the final energy determination. Since the resultant determined energies show evidence of additional variance, the final energy determination has a larger uncertainty that this ideal 1.6 ppm for an individual spectrum.
Transition metals have Kα and Kβ characteristic radiation possessing complex asymmetric spectral profiles. Instrumental broadening normally encountered in x-ray experiments shifts features of profiles used for calibration, such as peak energy, by many times the quoted accuracies. We measure and characterize the titanium Kβ spectral profile. The peak energy of the titanium Kβ spectral profile is found to be 4931.966 ± 0.022 eV prior to instrumental broadening. This 4.5 ppm result decreases the uncertainty over the past literature by a factor of 2.6 and is 2.4 standard deviations from the previous standard. The spectrum is analysed and the resolution-free lineshape is extracted and listed for use in other experiments. We also incorporate improvement in analysis applied to earlier results for V Kβ.