Magnetic circular X-ray dichroism spectra at L2,3 edges of rare-earth compounds

H. Matsuyama, K. Fukui, K. Okada, Isao Harada, A. Kotani

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We report a systematic interpretation of the trend observed in the magnetic circular X-ray dichroism (MCXD) at the L2,3 edges for the entire series of rare-earth elements. It is shown that the MCXD spectra consisting mainly of the electric dipole transition are dominated by the enhancement of the dipole matrix element as well as by the polarization effect of the 5d ground state, both of which are due to the 4f-5d exchange interaction. A complemental contribution from the electric quadrupole transition is found to be appreciable, by reproducing the experimental spectra as a superposition of both contributions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1998


  • Core level spectroscopy
  • Exchange interactions
  • Rare-earth compounds
  • X-ray dichroism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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