Refine your search:     
Report No.

Observation of all-in type tetrahedral displacements in nonmagnetic pyrochlore niobates

Torigoe, Shuhei*; Ishimoto, Yutaro*; Aoishi, Yuhei*; Murakawa, Hiroshi*; Matsumura, Daiju  ; Yoshii, Kenji ; Yoneda, Yasuhiro  ; Nishihata, Yasuo; Kodama, Katsuaki  ; Tomiyasu, Keisuke*; Ikeda, Kazutaka*; Nakao, Hironori*; Nogami, Yoshio*; Ikeda, Naoshi*; Otomo, Toshiya*; Hanasaki, Noriaki*

We observed all-in type Nb tetrahedral displacement in nonmagnetic pyrochlore niobates A$$_{2}$$Nb$$_{2}$$O$$_{7}$$ (A = Nd$$_{0.5}$$Ca$$_{0.5}$$ and Y$$_{0.5}$$Ca$$_{0.5}$$) through the analysis of the neutron pair distribution function and the extended X-ray absorption function spectroscopy. The all-in type Nb tetrahedral displacement, which has the character of a charge singlet state, is driven by the formation of the bonding orbital. The diffuse scattering in the X-ray diffraction, which has the resonant component in the Nb $$L$$3 edge, indicates that the all-in type Nb tetrahedral displacement has the periodicity with its short-range correlation.



- Accesses




Category:Materials Science, Multidisciplinary



[CLARIVATE ANALYTICS], [WEB OF SCIENCE], [HIGHLY CITED PAPER & CUP LOGO] and [HOT PAPER & FIRE LOGO] are trademarks of Clarivate Analytics, and/or its affiliated company or companies, and used herein by permission and/or license.