Spin propensity in resonant photoemission of transition metal complexes

Robert H. Temperton, Wilson Quevedo, Robert Seidel, Joachim Schnadt, Petter Persson, Jens Uhlig

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Resonant photoelectron spectroscopy (RPES) has been used to probe electronic structure properties of the closed-shell [FeII(CN)6]4− and open-shell [FeIII(CN)6]3− prototype transition metal complexes in aqueous solution. Site-selective Fe 2p (L-edge) RPES mapsprovide new insight into spin-coupling processes at the core-excited metal centers, with autoionization of [FeIII(CN)6]3− showing a dramatic (∼4×) singlet versus triplet final-state enhancement. This shows that RPES provides unique opportunities to study spin-dependent electronic properties in transition metal based functional materials.
Original languageEnglish
Article number033030
JournalPhysical Review Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sep

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  • Condensed Matter Physics


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