Magnetic circular X-ray dichroism at the rare-earth L2,3 edges

H. Matsuyama, K. Fukui, H. Maruyama, I. Harada, A. Kotani

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We report a successful interpretation of the systematic trend observed in the magnetic circular X-ray dichroism at the rare-earth L2,3 edges, taking into account the novel role played by the 4f-5d intra-atomic exchange interaction, the contraction of the radial part of the 5d wave function which results in the enhancement of the 2p-5d electric dipole matrix-element, and the usual role of the polarization of the 5d ground state. In addition, a contribution of the quadrupole transition just below the edges is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1029-1030
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998


  • Exchange interactions
  • Rare earth compounds
  • Spectroscopy - core level
  • X-ray dichroism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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