Experimental and theoretical study of the electronic structures of Y 1-xRxPd2B2C (R = Gd, Dy, Ho, and Er) superconductors

Y. K. Wang, L. S. Hsu, M. D. Lan

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The electronic structures of four polycrystalline borocarbide superconductors Y1-xRxPd2B2C (R = Gd, Dy, Ho, and Er) were studied by photoabsorption spectroscopy and theoretical calculation. The Pd and rare-earth L3-edge X-ray absorption near edge spectra (XANES) are compared with the calculated XANES spectra for these intermetallic compounds. The decrease of the superconducting transition temperatures with addition of rare-earth dopant in these compounds is not due to a decrease of the total density of states at the Fermi energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 8


  • Electronic structure
  • Photoabsorption
  • Superconductor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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