A spectroscopic technique which measures the @K03402@ of electrons emitted upon the @I03183@ of a substance by high energy monochromatic photons. A photoelectron spectrum is a plot of the number of electrons emitted versus their @K03402@. The spectrum consists of bands due to transitions from the @G02704@ of an atom or molecular entity to the ground and excited states of the corresponding @R05073@. Approximate interpretations are usually based on 'Koopmans theorem' and yield orbital energies. PES and UPS (UV photoelectron @S05848@) refer to the @S05848@ using vacuum @UT07492@ sources, while ESCA (electron @S05848@ for chemical analysis) and XPS use X-ray sources.
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