A theory of multiplet hole splittings of core‐electron binding energies in transition‐metal ions is developed including correlation effects. Correlation effects are found to be important for understanding the magnitude and intensity ratios of the observed splittings. New multiplet structure is predicted for the 3s multiplets, a structure which does not exist in any rigorous one‐electron theory and which has now been observed by Kowalczyk et al.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry