The displacement of photoelectron or Auger peak energies originating from changes in electron binding energies as a consequence of differences in the chemical environment of the atoms.
Source: PAC, 1979, 51, 2243. (General aspects of trace analytical methods—IV. Recommendations for nomenclature, standard procedures and reporting of experimental data for surface analysis techniques) on page 2247 [Terms] [Paper]
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