X-ray dichroism in noncentrosymmetric crystals

Paolo Carra, Andrés Jerez, Ivan Marri

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In this paper the authors analyze near-edge absorption of x rays in noncentrosymmetric crystals. The work is motivated by recent observations of x-ray dichroic effects which stem from parity-nonconserving electron interactions. We provide a theoretical description of these experiments and show that they are sensitive to microscopic polar and magnetoelectric properties of the sample. Our derivation extends previous theoretical work on centrosymmetric systems and identifies interesting directions in the microscopic analysis of crystalline materials using x-ray-absorption spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 31 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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