Determination of the local structure of Sr2-xMxIrO4 (M = K, La) as a function of doping and temperature

Kensei Terashima, Eugenio Paris, Eduardo Salas-Colera, Laura Simonelli, Boby Joseph, Takanori Wakita, Kazumasa Horigane, Masanori Fujii, Kaya Kobayashi, Rie Horie, Jun Akimitsu, Yuji Muraoka, Takayoshi Yokoya, Naurang Lal Saini

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The local structure of correlated spin-orbit insulator Sr2-xMxIrO4 (M = K, La) has been investigated by Ir L3-edge extended X-ray absorption fine structure measurements. The measurements were performed as a function of temperature for different dopings induced by substitution of Sr with La or K. It is found that Ir-O bonds have strong covalency and they hardly show any change across the Néel temperature. In the studied doping range, neither Ir-O bonds nor their dynamics, measured by their mean square relative displacements, show any appreciable change upon carrier doping, indicating the possibility of nanoscale phase separation in the doped system. On the other hand, there is a large increase of the static disorder in Ir-Sr correlation, larger for K doping than La doping. Similarities and differences with respect to the local lattice displacements in cuprates are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23783-23788
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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