Atomic many-body effects for the p-shell photoelectron spectra of transition metals

Paul S. Bagus, R. Broer, W.A. de Jong, W.C. Nieuwpoort, F. Parmigiani, L. Sangaletti

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Abstract

Ab initio theoretical results for the 2p- and 3p-hole states of an Mn2+ ion are reported in order to determine the importance of atomic contributions to the photoelectron spectra of bulk MnO. A combined treatment of relativity and electron correlation reveals important physical effects that have been neglected in virtually all previous work. The many-body and relativistic effects included in the atomic model are able, without any ad hoc empirical parameters, to explain most of the features of the MnO photoelectron spectra. In particular, it is not necessary to invoke charge transfer to explain the complex p-level spectra.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)2259 - 2262
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume84
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • X-RAY PHOTOEMISSION
  • DIHALIDES
  • PROGRAM

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