Unique identification of Zhang-Rice singlet excitation in (formula presented) mediated by the O (formula presented) core hole: Symmetry-selective resonant soft x-ray Raman scattering study

Yoshihisa Harada, Kozo Okada, Ritsuko Eguchi, Akio Kotani, Hidenori Takagi, Tomoyuki Takeuchi, Shik Shin

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Zhang-Rice singlet excitation around 2 eV is observed, distinguished from Cu (formula presented) excitations, by a symmetry selective resonant soft x-ray Raman scattering (RSXRS) experiments at the O (formula presented) edge excitation of (formula presented) Well below Néel temperature the initial state of (formula presented) is antiferromagnetic, and then the final state with the Zhang-Rice singlet is excited selectively when the photon polarization is conserved in the RSXRS process. We also observe a weak RSXRS structures around 0.5 eV in the controversial midinfrared region, taking advantage of extremely weak elastic scattering intensity in the O (formula presented) edge. From its polarization dependence, it is interpreted to originate mainly from the two-spin-flip excitations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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