In order to bridge experimental results for the atomic structure in mixed crystals between x-ray diffraction showing a Vegard's law and x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy indicating preservations of each Pauling's bond length, an x-ray fluorescence holography (XFH) experiment was carried out on Zn0.4 Mn0.6 Te single crystal for drawing a three-dimensional atomic image around the Zn atom. The XFH image intensities of Te atoms in Zn0.4 Mn0.6 Te with respect to the reference ZnTe are almost constant beyond the five chemical bonds from the central Zn atom, while the nearer Te atomic images are much weaker, indicating that the Pauling's bond length interconnects with Vegard's law at about five chemical bonds. The randomness of the atomic positions is well explained by a locomotive wheel atomic configuration model.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Oct 26|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics