Modeling and photoabsorption study of YPd2-xRhxB2C superconductors

L. S. Hsu*, Y. K. Wang, G. Y. Guo, Y. J. Huang, M. D. Lan

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The electronic structures of six polycrystalline borocarbide superconductors YPd5-xRhxB3C0.4 (x=0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, and 0.25) were studied by photoemission and photoabsorption spectroscopies and theoretical calculations. The valence-band (VB) photoemission spectrum is compared with the theoretical total and partial density-of-states (DOS) curves. The Pd 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 (Tc) with addition of Rh dopant in these compounds is due to a decrease of the total DOS at the Fermi level (EF).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-306
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventModeling and Numerical Simulation of Materials Behavior and Evolution - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2002 Apr 22002 Apr 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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