X-ray emission and absorption spectra and electronic structure of MgB2

E. Z. Kurmaev, I. I. Lyakhovskaya, J. Kortus, M. Demeter, M. Neumann, T. Imazono, N. Miyata, M. Yanagihara, M. Watanabe, T. Muranaka, J. Akimitsu

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Measurements of x-ray emission and absorption of the constituents of MgB2 are presented. The results obtained are in good agreement with calculated x-ray spectra, with dipole matrix elements taken into account. The comparison of x-ray emission spectra of graphite, AlB2, and MgB2 in the binding energy scale supports the idea of charge transfer from σ to π bands, which creates holes at the top of the bonding σ bands and drives the high-Tc superconductivity in MgB2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1097-1102
Number of pages6
JournalSurface Review and Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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