Multielectron excitations (MEE) have been investigated using X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) at the K-edge in 3d transition metal compounds. In the range of 50-70 eV above the absorption edge, a dichroic signal that is associated with MEE was identified. This phenomenon is thought to occur due to the super Coster-Kronig transition described as the final states (1s)1(3p)5(3d)n+2 resulting from the 3p → 3d transitions. In order to verify this interpretation, XMCD measurements using the helicity-modulation method and calculations of the dichroic spectrum were performed based on this super Coster-Kronig transition.
- Multielectron excitations
- Super Koster-Kronig transition
- X-ray magnetic circular dichroism
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics