Resonant X-ray spectroscopy to study K absorption pre-edges in 3d transition metal compounds
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2 Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, CSIC, C/Marie Curie s/n, 28049-, Madrid, Spain
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Some general aspects concerning resonant X-ray spectroscopy are discussed and an analysis of the 1s3p RIXS plane in hematite (Fe2O3) and anatase titania (TiO2) is presented. We emphasize the importance of recording a full RIXS plane as opposed to line scans. In a simple system such as hematite it is possible to assign the K absorption pre-edge features to ligand field split orbitals and non-local excitations using spin-selective spectroscopy. The core hole effect separates local and non-local excitations in titania.
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