The Fe 2p X-ray absorption spectra of single crystal gillespite, BaFeSi 4 O 10 , show a strong linear dichroism, i.e. a large difference in the absorption when measured with the polarization of the X-rays either parallel or perpendicular to the plane of the FeO 4 group. The isotropic spectrum, obtained from measurement at the "magic angle", and the polarization dependent spectra have been compared to atomic multiplet calculations and show an excellent agreement with theory. Analysis of the branching ratio, the linear dichroism, and the detailed peak structure confirms that the 5 A 1 level is the ground state at room temperature and pressure. The 5 B 2 level is sufficiently low in energy that a distortion of the electronic charge density, induced by increased pressure, may result in a 5 B 2 ground state.
Other|February 01, 1998
A single crystal, linearly polarized Fe 2pi X-ray absorption study of gillespite
P. F. Schofield
Mineralogical Magazine (1998) 62 (1): 65-75.
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P. F. Schofield, G. van der Laan, C. M. B. Henderson, G. Cressey; A single crystal, linearly polarized Fe 2pi X-ray absorption study of gillespite. Mineralogical Magazine ; 62 (1): 65–75. doi:
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