Energy bands and final-state effects in K0.30MoO3

G. K. Wertheim, L. F. Schneemeyer, D. N.E. Buchanan

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An x-ray photoemission spectroscopy study of the blue molybdenum bronze K0.30MoO3 shows a conduction band of Mo 4d character extending 2 eV below the Fermi level. The valence band lies between 2 and 10 eV. The Mo 3d core-electron spectrum has components at binding energies previously identified with Mo5+ and Mo6+ ions in related molybdenum oxide compounds. In this metallic system these two states are, however, of final-state origin, representing alternate screening channels and do not indicate that discrete valences are present in the initial state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3568-3572
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1985


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