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Electronic energy loss spectroscopy of core-electron excitation in anisotropic systems: Magic angle, magic orientation and dichroism. Y. Sun and J. Yuan

Sun, Y. and Yuan, J. (2005) Electronic energy loss spectroscopy of core-electron excitation in anisotropic systems: Magic angle, magic orientation and dichroism. Y. Sun and J. Yuan. Physical Review B, 71 (12). 125109-10 pages. ISSN 1550-235X

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Abstract

A general theory for the detection of the core-level electronic excitation in anisotropic systems using angular integrated electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) has been presented. Magic angle conditions, at which spectra are independent of specimen orientation, are proved to be valid for all anisotropic systems. Discrepancies in the magic angle determination are thoroughly investigated from the theoretical point of view. The magic angle electron energy loss spectroscopy (MAEELS) can be directly interpreted as spherical averaged spectroscopy. From the explicit expression for the EELS cross section for all the anisotropic systems, a magic specimen orientation is also found to exist in certain low symmetry systems, where spectra acquired are also equivalent to the fully orientationally averaged spectra. Our analysis provides a useful guide for the experimental determination of electronic structure information in anisotropic systems, including their dichroic signals.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Physics (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2009 08:09
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2009 08:09
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.71.125109
Status: Published
Publisher: The American Physical Society.
Identification Number: 10.1103/PhysRevB.71.125109
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7280

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