Soft-x-ray spectroscopy measurements of the p-like density of states of B in MgB2 and evidence for surface boron oxides on exposed surfaces

T. A. Callcott, L. Lin, G. T. Woods, G. P. Zhang, J. R. Thompson, M. Paranthaman, D. L. Ederer

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Abstract

Soft-x-ray absorption and fluorescence measurements are reported for the K edge of B in MgB2. The measurements confirm a high density of B pxy(σ) states at the Fermi edge and extending to approximately 0.9 eV above the edge. A strong resonance is observed in elastic scattering through a core exciton derived from out-of-plane pz(π*) states. Another strong resonance, observed in both elastic and inelastic spectra, is identified as a product of surface boron oxides.

Original languageEnglish
Article number132504
Pages (from-to)1325041-1325043
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume64
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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