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A first-principles theory of x-ray Faraday effects

Gotsis, H. J., Strange, Paul (1994) A first-principles theory of x-ray Faraday effects. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 6 (7). pp. 1409-1416. ISSN 0953-8984. (doi:10.1088/0953-8984/6/7/012) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:49991)

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We present a first-principles theory of x-ray Faraday effects. Initially we calculate the difference in absorption rate for right and lefl circularly polarized incident radiation. From this we are able to define an effective dielectric tensor that can be used to calculate magneto- x-ray properties This work is based on a fully relativistic scattering-theory description of the electronic structure of magnetic materials. The theory is illustrated by a calculation of the Faraday rotation and induced ellipticity in linearly polarized light incident at the K-edge of iron. Recent experiments compare favourably with the theory.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1088/0953-8984/6/7/012
Uncontrolled keywords: Physics of Quantum Materials, Condensed matter: electrical, magnetic and optical
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC176 Solid state physics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Paul Strange
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2015 09:39 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:20 UTC
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