Final state effects in the X-ray absorption spectra of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3
Paper i proceeding, 2004
We present a comparison of theoretical calculations of the electronic structure of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 with measurements of the unoccupied local density of states for Mn obtained from X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS). We compare two different theoretical calculations of the Mn XAS spectra, one based on the local spin density approximation (LSDA) and the other one based on an atomic HartreeFock calculation for the Mn ions. In the atomic calculation the solid state effects are introduced through a cubic crystal field where the crystal field strength is obtained from the LSDA calculation. It is found that the atomic calculations agree better with experimental data.