Electronic states in La2-xSrxCuO4+ probed by soft-x-ray absorption

C. T. Chen, F. Sette, Y. Ma, M. S. Hybertsen, E. B. Stechel, W. M.C. Foulkes, M. Schulter, S. W. Cheong, A. S. Cooper, L. W. Rupp, B. Batlogg, Y. L. Soo, Z. H. Ming, A. Krol, Y. H. Kao

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Oxygen K-edge absorption spectra of carefully characterized La2-xSrxCuO4+ samples were measured using a bulk-sensitive fluoresence-yield-detection method. They reveal two distinct pre-edge peaks which evolve systematically as a function of Sr concentration. The measured spectra are quantitatively described by calculations based on the Hubbard model, including local Coulomb interactions and core-hole excitonic correlations. The absorption data are consistent with a description of electronic states based on a doped charge-transfer insulator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-107
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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