Strong Three-magnon Scattering in Cuprates by Resonant X-rays

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Ament, Luuk J. P.; Brink, Jeroen van den;
  • Subject: Condensed Matter - Strongly Correlated Electrons
    arxiv: Condensed Matter::Strongly Correlated Electrons | Condensed Matter::Materials Science | Condensed Matter::Other

We show that Resonant Inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) is sensitive to three-magnon excitations in cuprates. Even if it requires three electrons to simultaneously flip their spin, the RIXS tri-magnon scattering amplitude is not small. At the Cu $L$-edge its intensity i... View more
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