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Application Notes

Magnesium • Alkaline Earth Metal

Primary XPS region: Mg1s
Overlapping regions: Cl LMM
Binding energies of common chemical states:

Chemical state Binding energy Mg1s / eV
Mg metal 1303
Mg native oxide 1304.5
MgCO3 1305

Carbonate charge referenced to adventitious C1s peak at 284.8eV, oxide referenced to Mg metal

Experimental Information

Interpretation of XPS Spectra