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Metal-insulator transition in V(1-x)W(x)O(2): structural and electronic origin.
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PMID:  23034581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The driving mechanism of the metal-insulator transition (MIT) in VO(2) has always attracted attention, in particular with regards to understanding if and how the doping mechanism may tune the MIT transition temperature. However, due to the lack of detailed local structural information, in this oxide the underlying MIT mechanism is still matter of debate. In this contribution on the V(1-x)W(x)O(2) system, we attempt to clarify the origin of the MIT induced by tungsten doping. Combining W L(3)-edge and V K-edge extended X-ray absorption fine-structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy, the local structures around both V and W have been obtained. The data point out the occurrence of internal stress along the V-V chains induced by doping. It reaches a critical value that remains constant during the transition. The main effect of the internal stress on the vanadium local structure has also been identified. Actually, upon increasing the dopant concentration, the tilt of the V-V pairs towards the apex oxygen atoms in the VO(6) octahedron decreases while the V-V bond lengths remain unchanged. The electronic structure has also been investigated by O K-edge X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy. Actually, at high doping concentrations the interaction of O(2p) and the V d(∥) state increases, while the hybridization of O(2p) and V π* decreases. The O(2p)-V(3d) hybridization is therefore an essential parameter correlated with the decreasing transition temperature in the V(1-x)W(x)O(2) system.
Cheng Si; Wei Xu; Huan Wang; Jing Zhou; Abduleziz Ablat; Linjuan Zhang; Jie Cheng; Zhiyun Pan; Lele Fan; Chongwen Zou; Ziyu Wu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1463-9084     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100888160     Medline TA:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100049, China.
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