Questions tagged [crystal-field]

For questions referring to the degeneracies of electron orbital states, usually d or f orbitals, due to a static electric field produced by a surrounding charge distribution (anion neighbors).

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How to understand the crystal field splitting of d-orbitals in a trigonal prismatic geometry?

This question is coming from this paper, which investigated the spontaneous spin and valley polarizations of monolayer LaBr2. The geometric information of monolayer LaBr2 is displayed as following (Br:...
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What do we mean by spin-splitting energy?

What is the meaning of spin-splitting energy as described here?
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Can crystal field splitting energy or spin-splitting energy be detected in a density-of-states plot? How?

What are the signs (if any) in DOS plots that tell us whether we have a big or small crystal-field splitting energy, or spin-splitting energy? I am asking in the context of this paper which discusses ...