Green’s-function methods are frequently used in the calculation of both the extended and the near-edge structures observed in x-ray-absorption and electron-energy-loss spectroscopies. To date, calculations based upon these methods have tended to be based upon a superposition of atomic potentials used to represent the crystal potential, with no attempt to calculate the self-consistent electronic potential. Many features in the near-edge region relate to charge redistribution and therefore are only approximately described by non-self-consistent electronic potentials. In this paper we show that the layer Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker method can be used in the same way as conventional Green’s-function theories for near-edge structure, with the added advantage that the self-consistent ground-state charge is used. Spectra calculated in this manner, and compared with those obtained from other Green’s-function methods, demonstrate that self-consistency is necessary to show certain features such as molecular orbital splitting in (Formula presented) (rutile).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics