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Title: The Ba 4d-4f giant dipole resonance in complex Ba/Si compounds

The shape of the Ba 4d–4f giant dipole resonance is studied for Ba atoms embedded inside complex Si networks covering structures consisting of Si nanocages and nanotubes, i.e. the clathrate Ba 8Si 46, the complex compound BaSi 6, and the semiconducting BaSi 2. Here, non-resonant x-ray Raman scattering is used to investigate confinement effects on the shape of the giant resonance in the vicinity of the Ba NIV, V-edge. The distinct momentum transfer dependence of the spectra is analyzed and discussed. The measurements are compared to calculations of the giant resonance within time-dependent local density approximation in the dipole limit. No modulation of the giant resonance's shape for Ba atoms confined in different local environments was observed, in contrast to the calculations. The absence of such shape modulation for complex Ba/Si compounds is discussed providing important implications for further studies of giant resonance phenomena utilizing both theory and experiment.
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  1. TU Dortmund
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Journal Name: J. Phys. B; Journal Volume: 47; Journal Issue: 2014
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Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
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Country of Publication:
United States