Local Electronic and Crystal Structure of Magnetic RCo2As2 (R = La, Ce, Pr, Eu)

  • A. P. Menushenkov
  • A. A. Yaroslavtsev
  • A. Y. Geondzhian
  • R. V. Chernikov
  • Y. V. Zubavichus
  • X. Tan
  • M. Shatruk
Original Paper

Abstract

The experimental X-ray absorption data on the recently prepared magnetic arsenides RCo2As2 (R = rare earth) are provided. The oxidation state of rare-earth ions is explored by means of the X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy. Ce and Eu exhibit the intermediate valence state. The rare-earth valence instability sensitive to external perturbations opens the way for the influencing the magnetic state of RCo2As2 compounds.

Keywords

Cerium Europium Cobalt Valence Magnetic XAS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Menushenkov
    • 1
  • A. A. Yaroslavtsev
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Y. Geondzhian
    • 1
  • R. V. Chernikov
    • 4
  • Y. V. Zubavichus
    • 5
  • X. Tan
    • 6
  • M. Shatruk
    • 6
  1. 1.National Research Nuclear University (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.European XFEL GmbHHamburgGermany
  3. 3.I. Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany
  4. 4.DESY Photon ScienceHamburgGermany
  5. 5.NRC “Kurchatov Institute”MoscowRussia
  6. 6.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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