Resonant photoemission at the Ti 2p and O 1s edges on a Nb-doped SrTiO3 thin film revealed that the coherent state (CS) at the Fermi level (EF) had a mainly Ti 3d character whereas the incoherent in-gap state (IGS) positioned ∼1.5eV below EF had a mixed character of Ti 3d and O 2p states. This indicates that the IGS is formed by a spectral-weight transfer from the CS and subsequent spectral-weight redistribution through d-p hybridization. We discuss the evolution of the excitation spectrum with 3d band filling and rationalize the IGS through a mechanism similar to that proposed by Haldane and Anderson.
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