ELNES investigations of the oxygen K-edge in spinels

Docherty, F.T. , Craven, A.J., McComb, D.W. and Skakle, J. (2001) ELNES investigations of the oxygen K-edge in spinels. Ultramicroscopy, 86(3-4), 273 -288. (doi: 10.1016/S0304-3991(00)00119-4)

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The results of a systematic study of the oxygen K-edge electron energy-loss spectroscopy (ELNES) from a series of aluminium- and chromium-containing spinels are presented. Extra fine structure in the region up to 10 eV above the edge onset is observed for the chromium-containing compounds and is assigned to transitions to states created by mixing of oxygen 2p and metal 3d orbitals. The experimental data has been simulated using the multiple scattering code, FEFF8. Good agreement was obtained in the case of magnesium aluminate, but relatively poor agreement was obtained in the case of the chromites. The possible fingerprints in the oxygen K-edge ELNES corresponding to a high degree of inversion in the spinel structure and to a tetragonal distortion of the cubic structure are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Docherty, Dr Frances and Craven, Professor Alan
Authors: Docherty, F.T., Craven, A.J., McComb, D.W., and Skakle, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Ultramicroscopy

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