The origin of an elastic line in the L3 X-ray emission spectrum of metallic manganese

L. D. Finkel'shteǐn, I. A. Nekrasov, A. V. Lukoyanov, É Z. Kurmaev, V. I. Anisimov, S. Kučas, A. Kyniene, A. Moewes, J. L. Wang, Z. Zeng

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Abstract

A strong elastic line has been found in the L 3 x-ray emission spectrum of metallic Mn. To unravel its physical nature, the ground-state properties of α-Mn were studied in comparison with those of 3d metals (Cr and Fe in bcc structure), as well as the properties of the L 3 absorption final states of these three transition metals. To model the electronic structure, LSDA band-structure calculations of Cr, Mn, and Fe were carried out, and L 3 absorption spectra of these metals were computed in the atomic approximation. A joint analysis of the properties of the ground state and of the final absorption state excited by an x-ray-produced core hole suggests that the elastic line in the α-Mn spectra should be assigned to the specific character of the absorption final-state multiplet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-426
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics of the Solid State
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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