Direct observation of charge transfer in double-perovskite-like [formula presented]

K. Kato, Y. Moritomo, M. Takata, M. Sakata, M. Umekawa, N. Hamada, S. Ohkoshi, H. Tokoro, K. Hashimoto

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The charge density distribution has been determined for a transition metal cyanide, [Formula presented], by means of the maximum entropy–Rietveld method combined with the highly angularly resolved synchrotron radiation x-ray powder diffraction at SPring-8 BL02B2. We directly observed a charge transfer from the Mn site to the Fe site in the low-temperature phase. On the basis of a local density approximation calculation, we discuss the origin for the anisotropic bonding electron distribution around the [Formula presented] ion in the low-temperature phase.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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