Oral Contributions

Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 179-202

First online:

Edge spectroscopy

  • G. WortmannAffiliated withInstitut für Atom- und Festkörperphysik, Freie UniversitÄt Berlin

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The near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure can provide information on the chemical form and local structure as well as on the electronic and even magnetic properties of the investigated systems on a microscopic (atomic) scale. Selected examples of the application of edge spectroscopy are presented with emphasis on the valence determination in rare-earth systems, where similar information can be obtained by Mössbauer spectroscopy.