X-ray absorption resonances near L2,3-edges from real-time propagation of the Dirac–Kohn–Sham density matrix
The solution of the Liouville–von Neumann equation in the relativistic Dirac–Kohn–Sham density matrix formalism is presented and used to calculate X-ray absorption cross sections. Both dynamical relaxation effects and spin–orbit corrections are included, as demonstrated by calculations of the X-ray absorption of SF6 near the sulfur L2,3-edges. We also propose an analysis facilitating the interpretation of spectral transitions from real-time simulations, and a selective perturbation that eliminates nonphysical excitations that are artifacts of the finite basis representation.
Published version. Source at http://doi.org/10.1039/c5cp03712c.