Ab initio study of disorder broadening of core photoemission spectra in random Cu-Pd and Ag-Pd alloys
2005 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 72, no 5Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A first-principles study of the effect of local environment on the electronic structure of random face-centered cubic Ag-Pd and Cu-Pd alloys is presented. The core-level shift for each atom in the equiatomic alloys is calculated and compared to experimental data. It is shown how the initial-state and final-state distributions contribute to the total broadening. We find that the initial-state and the final-state contributions together increase the broadening for the investigated core levels in Cu and Ag, whereas they cancel each other to a large degree for Pd. We also demonstrated how local lattice relaxations influence the binding energy shift. We find that relaxation does not influence the average shift, though it is able to affect the broadening of the simulated x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy spectra. © 2005 The American Physical Society.
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2005. Vol. 72, no 5
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29016DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.72.054210Local ID: 14255OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-29016DiVA: diva2:249828