Effects of recoil on shake-up spectra in metals

Lars Hedin

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An infinite summation method is used to obtain the intrinsic photoemission spectrum of a conduction electron in the sudden limit. It is predicted that an electron at the bottom of the conduction band should have an asymmetry index comparable to that of a core electron and that the strengths of its plasmon satellites should be similar to those of a core electron. The width of their plasmon satellites, however, should become smaller under the influence of recoil. In essence, the results show that the exchange-correlation hole left after a photoemitted conduction electron has a very similar effect as the core hole left after a photoemitted core electron. Use of synchrotron radiation gives high enough a resolution to make possible the verification of these effects
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-480
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue number304
Publication statusPublished - 1980

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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