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      Mn K edge; Cr K edge; EXAFS; synchrotron radiation; energy shift; oxidation state; effective charge.

    • Abstract


      Mn and Cr K X-ray absorption edges were measured in various compounds containing Mn in Mn2+, Mn3+ and Mn4+ oxidation states and Cr in Cr3+ and Cr6+ oxidation states. Few compounds possess tetrahedral coordination in the 1st shell surrounding the cation while others possess octahedral coordination. Measurements have been carried out at the energy dispersive EXAFS beamline at INDUS-2 Synchrotron Radiation Source at Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore. Energy shifts of ∼8–16 eV were observed for Mn K edge in the Mn-compounds while a shift of 13–20 eV was observed for Cr K edge in Cr-compounds compared to values in elementalMn and Cr, respectively. The different chemical shifts observed for compounds having the same oxidation state of the cation but different anions or ligands show the effect of different chemical environments surrounding the cations in determining their X-ray absorption edges in the above compounds. The above chemical effect has been quantitatively described by determining the effective charges on Mn and Cr cations in the above compounds.

    • Author Affiliations


      D Joseph1 A K Yadav2 S N Jha2 D Bhattacharyya2

      1. Nuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085, India
      2. Applied Spectroscopy Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085, India
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