The electronic structures of Ni 3Al, Ni 3Ga, Ni 3In, and NiGa are studied by x-ray absorption near-edge spectra (XANES) at the Ni and Ga K edges. The XANES spectra are compared with those calculated with theory. The experimental XANES features for these compounds reflect the Ni- and Ga-p unoccupied density of states. The calculated magnetic moments for Ni 3Al, Ni 3Ga, and Ni 3In are between 0.7-0.8μ B/cell. The number of 3d holes per Ni atom is calculated for Ni 3Al, Ni 3Ga, and Ni 3In. These numbers show correlation with heats of formation of the bulk compounds.
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