Incident- and outgoing-photon polarization dependences of O 1s x-ray emission spectrum (XES) in low-dimensional cuprate systems are investigated through model calculations using finite-size cluster models which include several copper sites. It is shown that the O 1s resonant XES provides information on the Cu-related excitations such as the Cu dd excitations and the charge-transfer (CT) excitations, in addition to the oxygen proper excitations. In particular, the lowest-energy CT between the neighboring CuO4 plaquettes accompanies Zhang-Rice singlet formation. Even the Cu 3d spin flip can be observed as an inelastic scattering peak. Thus the O 1s resonant XES can be a nice tool to investigate metal-ion-related excitations in oxides.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics