To investigate the interfacial charge-transfer phenomena between perovskite transition metal oxides LaNiO3 (LNO) and LaMnO3 (LMO), we have performed in situ x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) measurements on LNO/LMO multilayers. The Ni-L2,3 and Mn-L2,3 XAS spectra clearly show the occurrence of electron transfer from Mn to Ni ions in the interface region. Detailed analysis of the thickness dependence of these XAS spectra has revealed that the spatial distribution of the transferred charges across the interface is significantly different between the two constituent layers. The observed spatial distribution is presumably described by the charge spreading model that treats the transfer integral between neighboring transition metal ions and the Coulomb interaction, rather than the Thomas-Fermi screening model.
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