X-ray absorption and dichroism of transition metal compounds

F deGroot*

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Abstract

The analysis of x-ray absorption spectra to determine the electronic and magnetic structure of transition metal compounds is discussed. The models to describe the ground state of transition metal compounds (single-particle, impurity, crystal field) are introduced. Some basic aspects of the interaction of x-rays with matter are recapitulated and the description of x-ray absorption is separated into single-particle models for the 1s edges and multiplet models for the 2p edges. Magnetic circular dichroism is introduced and the six Thole sum rules are discussed. The complications and experimental problems of the sum rules are outlined. The last section briefly mentions some aspects of resonance studies, for which a detailed knowledge of x-ray absorption is crucial.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-RAY AND INNER-SHELL PROCESSES - 17TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
EditorsRL Johnson, H Schmidtbocking, BF Sonntag
Place of PublicationWOODBURY
PublisherAIP PRESS
Pages497-519
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)1-56396-563-1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Event17th International Conference on X-Ray and Inner-Shell Processes (X-96) - , Germany
Duration: 9-Sep-199613-Sep-1996

Publication series

NameAIP CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
PublisherAIP PRESS
ISSN (Print)0094-243X

Other

Other17th International Conference on X-Ray and Inner-Shell Processes (X-96)
CountryGermany
Period09/09/199613/09/1996

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