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Title: Experimental assignment of many-electron excitations in the photoionization of NiO

Abstract

Resonant photoelectron spectroscopy can uniquely identify the nature of the complicated many-electron effects that accompany the photo-ionization of an inner-shell core hole. Careful analysis of the photon-energy dependence of the Ni KLL Auger de-excitation spectra at and above the Ni 1s photo-ionization threshold has identified the satellite structure that appears in the Ni photo-ionization spectra of NiO as Ni metal 3d eg ? Ni metal 3d eg and O ligand 2p eg ? Ni metal 3d eg charge-transfer excitations, respectively. These assignments elucidate the conflicting theoretical predictions of the last three decades in addition to other anomalous effects in the spectroscopy of this unique material.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Synchrotron SOLEIL
  3. Brookhaven National Laboratory
  4. BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1510978
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-131960
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 24
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Woicik, Joseph C., Ablett, James, Quackenbush, Nicholas, Rumaiz, Abdul, Weiland, Conan R., Droubay, Timothy C., and Chambers, Scott A. Experimental assignment of many-electron excitations in the photoionization of NiO. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.97.245142.
Woicik, Joseph C., Ablett, James, Quackenbush, Nicholas, Rumaiz, Abdul, Weiland, Conan R., Droubay, Timothy C., & Chambers, Scott A. Experimental assignment of many-electron excitations in the photoionization of NiO. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.97.245142.
Woicik, Joseph C., Ablett, James, Quackenbush, Nicholas, Rumaiz, Abdul, Weiland, Conan R., Droubay, Timothy C., and Chambers, Scott A. Fri . "Experimental assignment of many-electron excitations in the photoionization of NiO". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.97.245142.
@article{osti_1510978,
title = {Experimental assignment of many-electron excitations in the photoionization of NiO},
author = {Woicik, Joseph C. and Ablett, James and Quackenbush, Nicholas and Rumaiz, Abdul and Weiland, Conan R. and Droubay, Timothy C. and Chambers, Scott A.},
abstractNote = {Resonant photoelectron spectroscopy can uniquely identify the nature of the complicated many-electron effects that accompany the photo-ionization of an inner-shell core hole. Careful analysis of the photon-energy dependence of the Ni KLL Auger de-excitation spectra at and above the Ni 1s photo-ionization threshold has identified the satellite structure that appears in the Ni photo-ionization spectra of NiO as Ni metal 3d eg ? Ni metal 3d eg and O ligand 2p eg ? Ni metal 3d eg charge-transfer excitations, respectively. These assignments elucidate the conflicting theoretical predictions of the last three decades in addition to other anomalous effects in the spectroscopy of this unique material.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.97.245142},
journal = {Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics},
number = 24,
volume = 97,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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