Role of Cu 4s band in Cu 2p-XPS of Nd2-xCexCuO 4

Kozo Okada, Yasuhiro Seino, Akio Kotani

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The role of the Cu 4s band in the Cu 2p-XPS of Nd2-xCe xCuO4 is investigated on the basis of the impurity Anderson model. The model consists of the impurity Cu 3d shell and the conduction and valence bands formed from the O 2p and Cu 4s bands under the tight-binding approximation. Because of the symmetry of the crystal, the 3d states couple weakly to the Cu 4s band so that the effect of the 4s band on the Cu 2p-XPS is very small in general. However, in the case where the 4s band is lower by a few eV in energy than that estimated by the first-principle calculation, the 4s state is important in the electron doping process in Nd 2-xCexCuO4 because the doped electron enters this state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2639-2642
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1990
Externally publishedYes


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