Origin of the metallization of c-axis resistivity upon iodine intercalation into Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ

Jin Ho Choy, Seong Ju Hwang, Sung Ho Hwang, Woo Lee, Dongwoon Jung, Minhyea Lee, Hu Jong Lee

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The origin of the metallization of c-axis resistivity upon intercalation of iodine into Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ has been studied by performing I L1-edge angle-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopic (XAS) analysis and the tight binding band calculation with the extended Hückel method. According to the polarized I LI-edge XAS analysis, it has become clear that there is a significant anisotropy in the I 5p hole distribution of the intercalated iodine layer. Compared to the E⊥c spectrum, the E//c spectrum shows weaker intensity and higher energy for the white line feature corresponding to the 2s → 5pz transition, indicative of a strong interaction between the BiO layer and the intercalated iodine molecule along the c-axis. Such an interpretation is further supported by the band calculation results showing a significant hybridization between the Bi 6s orbital and the I 5pz one. On the basis of these findings, it is concluded that the orbital overlap between Bi 6s and I 5pz opens a conduction channel along the c-axis, which leads to the metallization of out-of-plane resistivity upon iodine intercalation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5174-5177
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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