Theoretical prediction of local distortion in an ErO6 cluster: Stabilization of a C-4v structure by a rack and pinion effect

Citation
M. Ishii et Y. Komukai, Theoretical prediction of local distortion in an ErO6 cluster: Stabilization of a C-4v structure by a rack and pinion effect, APPL PHYS L, 79(7), 2001, pp. 934-936
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS
ISSN journal
0003-6951 → ACNP
Volume
79
Issue
7
Year of publication
2001
Pages
934 - 936
Database
ISI
SICI code
0003-6951(20010813)79:7<934:TPOLDI>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
As a possible atomic coordination of erbium dopants surrounded by oxygen, a molecular orbital calculation of an ErO6 cluster can predict a C-4v pseudo -octahedral structure with Er distortion of similar to0.1 Angstrom from the octahedral center. It was found that bond alternation by a "rack and pinio n effect" can minimize the electron transfer from O2- to Er3+ at this disto rtion range, resulting in stable ionic bonding; the rotation of an O 2p orb ital due to Er 5d translation, similar to rack and pinion motion, forms a n ew O 2p-Er 5d bond, while a dipole moment induced by symmetrical degradatio n makes an O 2p-Er 6s bond unstable. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics .