We show, for the first time, that the near edge structure of the crystalline silicon L2, 3 edge in absorption spectroscopy at an energy resolution of 0.3 eV can be largely explained without invoking many-body effects, or core excitons. Previous attempts to compare experimental results with total density of final states, without matrix element weighting, have lead to erroneous interpretations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry