Rare earth L(3)-edge x-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy has been used to study REOFeAs (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm) oxypnictides. The Nd L(3) XANES due to the 2p(3/2) -> 5 epsilon d transition shows a substantial change in both white line (WL) spectral weight and the higher energy multiple scattering resonances with the partial substitution of O by F. A systematic change in the XANES features is seen due to varying lattice parameters with ionic radius of the rare earth. On the other hand, we hardly see any change across the structural phase transition. The results provide timely information on the local atomic correlations showing the importance of the local structural chemistry of the REO spacer layer and interlayer coupling in the competing superconductivity and itinerant striped magnetic phase of the oxypnictides.

Joseph B, Iadecola A, Fratini M, Bianconi A, Marcelli A, & Saini NL (2009). RE L(3) x-ray absorption study of REO(1-x)F(x)FeAs (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm) oxypnictides RID A-4797-2009. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONDENSED MATTER, 21(43) [10.1088/0953-8984/21/43/432201].

RE L(3) x-ray absorption study of REO(1-x)F(x)FeAs (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm) oxypnictides RID A-4797-2009

FRATINI, MICHELA;
2009

Abstract

Rare earth L(3)-edge x-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy has been used to study REOFeAs (RE = La, Pr, Nd, Sm) oxypnictides. The Nd L(3) XANES due to the 2p(3/2) -> 5 epsilon d transition shows a substantial change in both white line (WL) spectral weight and the higher energy multiple scattering resonances with the partial substitution of O by F. A systematic change in the XANES features is seen due to varying lattice parameters with ionic radius of the rare earth. On the other hand, we hardly see any change across the structural phase transition. The results provide timely information on the local atomic correlations showing the importance of the local structural chemistry of the REO spacer layer and interlayer coupling in the competing superconductivity and itinerant striped magnetic phase of the oxypnictides.
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