Multiplet splitting of core-electron binding energies in transition-metal ions

C. S. Fadley*, D. A. Shirley, A. J. Freeman, P. S. Bagus, J. V. Mallow

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

273 Scopus citations


X-ray photoelectron spectra indicate core-electron binding-energy splittings of 6 eV for the 3s levels in MnF2, MnO, and FeF3, and less pronounced effects on the 3s levels in MnO2 and Fe metal. These splittings are considerably reduced from free-ion predictions but agree well with calculations for Mn in a cluster environment. The 3p multiplet splittings are shown to behave in a quantitatively different fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1397-1401
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - 1969

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


Dive into the research topics of 'Multiplet splitting of core-electron binding energies in transition-metal ions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this