Using spin-resolved resonant photoemission we have probed the singlet vs. triplet character of the two-hole state in the layered cuprates Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+delta La2-xSrxCuO4 and Sr2CuO2Cl2. The combination of the photon circular polarization with the photoelectron spin detection gives access to the character of the photoemission final states, which correspond to the two-hole configurations localized at a (CuO4) site. In particular, the lowest energy state is found to have a very high singlet character in all the measured compounds. This can be considered as a strong indication of the existence and stability of the so-called Zhang-Rice singlets in the layered cuprates. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Article number||PII S0921-4526(01)01488-0|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Physica B: Condensed Matter|
|Publication status||Published - Mar-2002|
|Event||International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES 01) - |
Duration: 6-Aug-2001 → 10-Aug-2001
- Zhang-rice singlet