Electronic structure studies of V6O13 by soft X-ray emission spectroscopy: band-like and excitonic vanadium states
2004 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 69, no 12, 125103- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Resonant soft x-ray emission (SXE) spectra of the mixed valence vanadium oxide V6O13 have been recorded for a series of excitation energies across the V L-absorption band. Resonant excitation allows one to distinguish between charge neutral low-energy excitations and continuum-excited, more band-like V 3d valence band states in the spectra. We find that the V L-emission spectra of V6O13 consist of two distinct components that can be assigned to nearly pure V 3d states, and to V 3dstates that are strongly hybridized with O 2p states, respectively. Band structure calculations of the density functional theory support the assignment of these features. At threshold excitation the V L-emission spectra of V6O13 show strong signatures from excitonic states, the energy dependence of which shows Raman-like behavior. We compare these spectral features in the resonant SXE spectra with cluster model calculations and assign them to dd excitations and charge-transfer excitations, respectively. Finally, we discuss changes in the V L-absorption and emission spectra that take place when changing the sample temperature from 295 K to 120 K. We relate the changes to redistributions in the V 3d partial density of states, which occur at the transition temperature for the metal-semiconductor-transition TMST=150K and find support in our temperature dependent band structure calculations.
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2004. Vol. 69, no 12, 125103- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91861DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.69.125103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-91861DiVA: diva2:164727