Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) spectra of model copper- and nickel-based transition metal oxides are measured over a wide range of energies near the M edge (hν=60-80 eV) to better understand the properties of resonant scattering involving shallow core levels. Standard multiplet RIXS calculations are found to deviate significantly from the observed spectra. However, by incorporating the self-consistently calculated decay lifetime for each intermediate resonance state within a given resonance edge, we obtain dramatically improved agreement between data and theory. Our results suggest that these textured lifetime corrections can enable a quantitative correspondence between first-principles predictions and RIXS data on model multiplet systems. This accurate model is also used to analyze resonant elastic scattering, which displays the elastic Fano effect and provides a rough upper bound for the core hole shakeup response time.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Nov 19 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics