We have systematically performed X-ray absorption spectroscopic (XAS) studies on the new mercuric halide intercalated superconductors, (HgX2)0.5Bi2Sr2CaCu2Oy with X = Br and I, in order to investigate the electronic and crystal structures of these compounds. According to the I L1- and Br K-edge X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopic analyses, it is found that a small amount of electron is transferred from the intercalant HgX2 to the host lattice, resulting in the negatively charged state of (HgX2)δ-. The Cu K-edge extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) analysis reveals that the bond distance of (Cu-Oaxial) is slightly shortened upon intercalation, reflecting the oxidation of CuO2 layer, which is well consistent with the I L1- and Br K-edge XANES results. On the other hand, the present Hg LIII-edge EXAFS results indicate that the mercury. is coordinated with two bromide or iodide ligands with bond length of 2.46 angstroms for the HgBr2-intercalate and 2.65 angstroms for the HgI2-one, respectively. This is the first example of linear molecular salt of HgX2 stabilized in the solid lattice.
|Journal||Journal De Physique. IV : JP|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Apr|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 9th International Conference on X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure. Part 2 - Grenoble, Fr|
Duration: 1996 Aug 26 → 1996 Aug 30
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)