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Role of Intrinsic Plasmons in Conduction-Band X-Ray Photoemission from Solids

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Author(s)

David R. Penn

Abstract

I show that intrinsic plasmons are created in x-ray photoemission experiments on the conduction bands of simple metals. Unlike the core case, the plasmons are produced by many-body effects and are a direct consequence of electron correlation. A theory of the intrinsic plasmon production is given and a calculation of the electron energy-loss spectra in conduction-band x-ray photoemission from Mg and Na is presented. The calculation takes into account both intrinsic and extrinsic plasmon production and the agreement with experiment is good.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
40
Issue
9

Citation

Penn, D. (1978), Role of Intrinsic Plasmons in Conduction-Band X-Ray Photoemission from Solids, Physical Review Letters (Accessed April 24, 2024)
Created February 27, 1978, Updated February 19, 2017