The electronic structure of quasi-low-dimensional solids is a topic of enduring interest due to the complex many-body interactions that exist in such materials and their resulting exotic physical properties. A well studied class of such materials is the quasi-low-dimensional metals known collectively as molybdenum oxide bronzes. These materials are all derived from the band insulator α-MoO3. We report here a study of the electronic structure of α-MoO3 using resonant inelastic x-ray scattering and soft x-ray emission spectroscopy. We observe significant variation in x-ray scattering as a function of the relative orientation of the polarization vector of the incident light and the crystal axes. We interpret our data using a model of k -selective soft x-ray scattering.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 5 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics