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Resonant X-ray Emission and Valence-band Lifetime Broadening in LiNO3



John T. Vinson, Terrence J. Jach, Matthias Mueller, Rainer Unterumsberger, Burkhard Beckhoff


X-ray absorption and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering measurements are carried out on lithium nitrate LiNO3. Echoing previous studies on ammonium nitrate, the σ orbitals around the nitrogen atoms exhibit a large lifetime effect. Experimentally, this is manifest as an apparent weakening of the x-ray emission signal from these states, but a closer examination shows this to be due to extreme broadening. Using first-principles self-energy and Bethe-Salpeter equation calculations we show that this effect is due in part to short quasi-hole lifetimes for orbitals in the NOσ bonds.
Physical Review B


Vinson, J. , Jach, T. , Mueller, M. , Unterumsberger, R. and Beckhoff, B. (2019), Resonant X-ray Emission and Valence-band Lifetime Broadening in LiNO3, Physical Review B, [online], (Accessed May 24, 2024)


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Created August 28, 2019, Updated November 1, 2019