Chemical bonding between host and guest in the 0.2, and 0.4) superconducting-insulating nanocomposite system

Seong Ju Hwang, Seung Joo Kim, Jin Ho Choy

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X-ray-absorption spectroscopic studies have been systematically carried out for the La-substituted (Formula presented) ((Formula presented) 0.2, and 0.4) compounds and their (Formula presented) intercalates in order to characterize the variation of the chemical bonding nature of host and guest upon substitution and intercalation reactions. According to the Cu (Formula presented)-edge x-ray-absorption near-edge structure-extended x-ray-absorption fine-structure analyses, it is found that the oxidation state of the (Formula presented) layers is reduced by substituting the (Formula presented) ion with (Formula presented) while it is enhanced by the intercalation of (Formula presented) Such findings provide clear evidence of the main role of charge transfer in determining the (Formula presented) of the intercalate. The chemical bonding between host lattice and intercalant layer has also been investigated by performing the Br (Formula presented)-edge and Hg (Formula presented)-edge x-ray-absorption spectroscopic analyses, indicating that a small fraction of electrons are transferred from host to guest and that the bond strength of Hg-Br as well as of Br-Bi is changed as the La-substitution rate increases. These results underline that the local substitution of (Formula presented) ions into the SrO plane gives rise to the overall changes for all the chemical bonds in these superconducting lattices and clarify that the competing bond model can be effectively applied to the chemically substituted superconducting oxides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3156-3163
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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