Probing the 4? electron-spin polarization in NiO
K-edge resonant x-ray magnetic scattering experiments have been performed on antiferromagnetic NiO. The observation of two resonances at the K edge allows the construction of models to compare the electronic properties of NiO and the observed resonant magnetic x-ray scattering. From the polarization analysis of the scattered beam, a quadrupolar transition (ls-3d) and a dipolar transition (ls-4p) are identified. While the quadrupolar transition can be modeled using an atomic picture for the 3d electrons, the dipolar transition is associated to a broadband structure of p electrons and its energy profile is compared to electronic band- structure calculations.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Physical Review B Condensed Matter, vol.63 (2001) pp.134430-1 to 134430-11
Record Number: 200013501 / Last updated on: 2001-07-24
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