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Electronic structure of molecular superconductors containing paramagnetic 3d ions

Kurmaev, EZ, Galakhov, VR, Moewes, A, Shimada, S, Endo, K, Turner, SS, Day, P, Lyubovskaya, RN, Ederer, DL and Iwami, M (2000) Electronic structure of molecular superconductors containing paramagnetic 3d ions Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 62 (17). pp. 11380-11383.


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The results of x-ray fluorescence measurements of the molecular superconductors (ET)[(HO)Fe(CO) ]·CHCN (T = 8.5 K) and (ET)[(HO)Cr(CO) ]·CHCN (T ∼ 6 K) and molecular conductor (ET)[(HO)Fe(CO) ]·CHN containing paramagnetic 3d ions are presented. The following transition of the x-ray emission valence spectra are monitored: C K α, N K α (2p→1s transition) and Fe L, Cr L (3d4s→2p transition). It is found that the electronic structure of the solvents (benzonitrile, pyridine) that occupy the hexagonal cavities formed by the anionic layer is close to that of the neutral molecule. The ratio of the emission intensities of the peaks L to L for Fe and Cr is found to be 2.8-3.1 times higher for (ET)[(HO)Fe(CO) ]·CHCN and (ET)[(HO)Cr(CO) ]·CHCN than for pure metals. This indicates that the paramagnetic 3d ions are situated in highly insulating anionic layers. We did not find any changes in the C K α emission for different solvent molecules.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemistry
Authors :
Kurmaev, EZ
Galakhov, VR
Moewes, A
Shimada, S
Endo, K
Turner, SS
Day, P
Lyubovskaya, RN
Ederer, DL
Iwami, M
Date : 1 November 2000
DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevB.62.11380
Additional Information : Copyright 2000 The American Physical Society.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 20 Sep 2013 18:03
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 15:14

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