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    Analysis of resonant inelastic x-ray scattering in La2CuO4

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    We provide a semiquantitative explanation of a recent experiment on the resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) in insulating cuprate La2CuO4 (Y.J. Kim et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 177003 (2002).). We show theoretically that there are three characteristic peaks in RIXS spectra, two of which are attributed to the charge transfer excitation and are reasonably assigned to those observed experimentally. The lowest energy peak has a relatively large dispersion (0.8\sim 0.8 eV) and is suppressed near the zone corner (\pi, \pi), in agreement with the experiment. We stress that electron correlation is an essential factor for explaining the overall energy-momentum dependence of the RIXS spectra consistently.Comment: 5 pages, 5 figures, to be published in Phys. Rev.