Polarization dependence of core-level X-ray photoemission spectra in anisotropic solids

K. Okada, A. Kotani, B. T. Thole, G. A. Sawatzky

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A theoretical prediction of polarization-dependent XPS in anisotropic solids is given, with Cu 2p- and 3p- XPS in La2CuO4 as an example. The XPS due to the dipole p → s transition is shown to exhibit an appreciable polarization dependence, which originates from the multiplet-coupling between the core hole and anisotropic Cu 3d electrons. The polarization-dependent 3p → εs process can be made to dominate an almost polarization-independent 3p → εd process by tuning the incident photon energy to the Cooper minimum of the 3p → εp transition at about 22eV above the threshold.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1277-1279
Number of pages3
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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