Possible evidence for the existence of the Fehrenbacher-Rice band: O K-edge XANES study on Pr1-xCaxBa2Cu3O7

I. P. Hong, J. Y. Lin, J. M. Chen, S. Chatterjee, S. J. Liu, Y. S. Gou, H. D. Yang

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X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES), resistivity, and thermoelectric power have been measured on Pr1-xCaxBa2Cu3O7. These data reveal an intriguing electronic structure in Pr-doped cuprates. The absorption peak in XANES associated with the Fehrenbacher-Rice (FR) band has been identified. The Ca-doped holes in Pr1-xCaxBa2Cu3O7 go to both the Zhang-Rice (ZR) and FR bands. Comparative studies on the related samples suggest that the FR band is partially filled and highly localized. Implications of these results on other recent experiments, such as the observation of superconductivity in PrBa2Cu3O7 single crystals, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-132
Number of pages7
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug 20


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