Core-hole effects on electron energy-loss spectroscopy of Li2O

N. Jiang, John Spence

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Excitons in electron-energy-loss spectra (EELS) can be overwhelming in some materials. Here we report EELS from Li2O for both Li and O K edges. Comparison with calculations excluding and including core-hole effects suggests that the one-electron (ground state) band structure theory is not valid for the interpretation of the fine structure in EELS of Li2O. Using a large angle scattering technique, a core exciton in the band gap can be observed in the K edge EELS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115112
Pages (from-to)1151121-1151124
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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