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Cr/Fe Ratio by Xps Spectra of Magnetoelectropolished Aisi 316L SS Using Linear, Shirley and Tougaard Methods of Background Subtraction


In the paper, the analyses of Fe2p3/2 and chromium Cr2p3/2 XPS spectra with fitting by symmetrical and asymmetrical line shapes as well as using Linear, Shirley and Tougaard Method of Background Subtraction are presented. The calculations are performed on AISI 316L SS biomaterial after magnetoelectropolishing MEP operation. It was found, the chromium-to-iron ratio after magnetoelectropolishing MEP for other analyses could be in the range from 2.2 to 6.2 depending on the line shapes as well as type of backgrounds used to XPS spectra fitting. The most important for comparison the surface layers concerning the Cr/Fe ratio is to use the same line shape and backgrounds for all analyses.

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Materials Sciences, Functional and Smart Materials