J. Phys. IV France
Volume 7, Numéro C2, Avril 1997
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure
Page(s) C2-217 - C2-218
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure

J. Phys. IV France 7 (1997) C2-217-C2-218

DOI: 10.1051/jp4/1997169

Interpretation of Pre-Edge Fine Structures (PEFS) of K Edge of Titanium in Rutile TiO2

Y. Aïfa1, B. Poumellec1, V. Jeanne-Rose1, R. Cortes2, R.V. Vedrinskii3 and V.L. Kraizman4

1  URA 446, Lab. CNS, UPS Orsay, 91405 Orsay cedex, France
2  UPR 15, LPLE, ESPCl 75231 Paris, France
3  Dept. of Physics, Rostov State University,. Zorge Str., Rostov on Don 344104 Russia
4  Dept. of Physics, Rostov State University, 5 Zorge Str., Rostov on Don 344104, Russia

A method based on the local density approximation and on the multiple scattering wave calculation taking into account screened X-ray hole potential for the final state has been used to analyze the experimental XANES spectra of the TiO2 rutile. The effect of cluster size on the computations has been analyzed concluding that taking into account atoms forming all neighboring octahedra lead to a reasonable agreement between theoretical and experimental spectra. In the crystal structure containing only slightly distorted regular octahedra in ground state, only two peaks corresponding to 1 s -> t2g and eg transitions are obtained. In contrast, due to the effect of the core hole potential calculated self consistently, the locally projected 3d density (DOS) is shifted down by about 3 eV giving rise to quadrupole transition. The 3d DOS arising from neighboring octahedra is not shifted by the core hole potential and contains non-centrosymmetric wave functions arising from solid state effect giving rise to dipole transitions. Temperature vibrations of atoms decrease the symmetry of the system thus making dipolar transitions to t2g and eg of absorbing octahedron allowed, this increases the intensities of the two first peaks A1 and A2 in the pre-edge region.

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