The thermoreflectance spectrum of LiF between 12 and 30 eV was measured and several of the structures interpreted. The absorption-edge region is interpreted in terms of a Wannier exciton series converging to the fundamental band gap 151. Structure associated directly with the band gap is not manifest, so the 15-1 energy is determined indirectly to be 14.2 0.2 eV. The n=1 exciton state generates the first strong structure in and we suggest that the exciton-phonon interaction, along with a central-cell correction, can give a significant contribution to its binding energy. Structures at higher energy have been associated with the interband transitions L3L1 and L2L1 between the crystal-field-split valence band at L and the lower conduction band. The strong electron-hole interaction modifies the expected line shape and a hyperbolic exciton, associated with the transitions at L, may exist as an antiresonance in the continuum. A strong feature at 22.2 eV in is associated with excitonic transitions at X involving the second d-like conduction band. The corresponding peak at 26.4 eV in [Im(-1)] overlaps the "valence-band" plasmon at 24.6 eV. No evidence for double excitations is found around 25 eV in either or [Im(-1)]. The [Im(-1)] spectrum shows for the first time which structures in the energy-loss function are generated by longitudinal excitons and which by plasmons. © 1976 The American Physical Society.
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|Titolo:||Thermoreflectance of LiF between 12 and 30 eV|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1976|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|