The local structure of Nb3Ge intermetallic superconductor has been studied by Ge K-edge absorption spectroscopy. Extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) experiments show two Ge-Nb distances. In addition to the crystallographic distance of similar to2.87 Angstrom, there exists a second Ge-Nb distance, shorter than the first by similar to0.2 Angstrom, assigned to a phase with short-range symmetry related to local displacements in the Nb-Nb chains. The x-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectrum has been simulated by full multiple-scattering calculations considering the local displacements determined by the EXAFS analysis. The XANES spectrum has been well reproduced by considering a cluster of 99 atoms within a radius of about 7 Angstrom from the central Ge atom and introducing determined local displacements.
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|Titolo:||A study of the Nb3Ge system by Ge K-edge extended x-ray absorption fine structure and x-ray absorption near-edge structure spectroscopy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|