J. Phys. IV France 7 (1997) C2-121-C2-124
Non-Local Self-Energy Models for XASA.L. Ankudinov and J.J. Rehr
Physics Department, Box 351560, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1560, U.S.A.
Ab initio calculations of X-ray absorption spectra (XAS) and its fine structure (XAFS) are dependent on the many-body exchange and correlation interaction between the photoelectron and the Fermi sea. Non-local Hartree-Fock (HF) exchange provides a better description of exchange with core electrons while the local density approximation (LDA) is usually better for valence electrons. The GW approximation for the self-energy Σ provides a systematic way of joining HF and LDA, using the natural separation of Σ into core and valence parts. This exchange model is implemented in FEFF7, a new Dirac-Fock based generalization of the FEFF6 code for XAS calculations. Improvements are found compared with LDA based codes, namely more accurate excitation energies, phase shifts, amplitudes. These lead to improved near edge calculations and improved distance and coordination number determinations from XAFS analysis. Spin dependent self-energies and applications to XMCD are also discussed.
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