Core Binding Energy Difference between Bridging and Nonbridging Oxygen Atoms in a Silicate Chain

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Science  13 Aug 1971:
Vol. 173, Issue 3997, pp. 633-635
DOI: 10.1126/science.173.3997.633


The x-ray photoelectron spectra of the oxygen 1s level of olivines contain a single component whereas those of pyroxenes contain two components with an intensity ratio of 2:1 and an energy separation of about 1 electron volt. We interpret these two components to be the result of the binding energy differences between nonbridging and bridging oxygen atoms within a silicate chain in the pyroxene structure.