We measured the Mn (Formula presented) x-ray fluorescence spectra of MnO excited by selected photon energies near the (Formula presented) absorption edges. The resulting resonant inelastic x-ray scattering spectra probe low-lying electronic excited states, due to dd and charge-transfer excitations. Using a two-step model and a purely atomic approximation, we reproduce both energies and varying intensities of dd excitations relative to the electronic recombination peak. Our results show that strongly varying line shapes in resonant x-ray emission need not be due to channel interference effects. © 1996 The American Physical Society.
Butorin, S., Guo, J., Magnuson, M., Kuiper, P., & Nordgren, J. (1996). Low-energy d-d excitations in MnO studied by resonant x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 54(7), 4405–4408. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.54.4405