Three-dimensional atomic image around Mn atoms in diluted magnetic semiconductor Zn0.4Mn0.6Te obtained by X-ray fluorescence holography

Shinya Hosokawa, Naohisa Happo, Koichi Hayashi, Yukio Takahashi, Toru Ozaki, Kenju Horii, Eiichiro Matsubara

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X-ray fluorescence holography (XFH) was applied at the beamline BL37XU of SPring-8 to visualize the three-dimensional local structure around the Mn atoms in a diluted magnetic semiconductor Zn0.4Mn0.6Te. The sample was irradiated by X-rays of certain energies beyond the Mn K absorption edge in order to obtain the Mn Kα fluorescence hologram. A three-dimensional atomic image around the Mn central atoms was derived from the hologram using Barton's algorithm. The nearest- and third-nearest-neighbor Te atoms were clearly visualized. However, the second-nearest-neighbor Zn or Mn atoms are barely visible in this image due to the small scattering efficiencies of these atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1011-1012
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 1


  • Imaging
  • Local atomic structure
  • Mixed crystal
  • Synchrotron radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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