Doping dependence of the electronic structure of Ba1-xKxBiO3 studied by x-ray-absorption spectroscopy

K. Kobayashi, T. Mizokawa, A. Ino, J. Matsuno, A. Fujimori, H. Samata, A. Mishiro, Y. Nagata, F. M.F. de Groot

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We have performed x-ray-absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and x-ray-photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) studies of single crystal Ba1-xKxBiO3 (BKBO) covering the whole composition range 0<∼x<∼0.60. Several features in the oxygen 1s core XAS spectra show systematic changes with x. Spectral weight around the absorption threshold increases with hole doping and shows a finite jump between x=0.30 and 0.40, which signals the metal-insulator transition. We have compared the obtained results with band-structure calculations. Comparison with the XAS results of BaPb1-xBixO3 has revealed quite different doping dependences between BKBO and BPBO. We have also observed systematic core-level shifts in the XPS spectra as well as in the XAS threshold as functions of x, which can be attributed to a chemical potential shift accompanying the hole doping. The observed chemical potential shift is found to be slower than that predicted by the rigid band model based on the band-structure calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15100-15106
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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