Temperature dependent local inhomogeneity and magnetic moments of (Li1−xFex)OHFeSe superconductors

G. Tomassucci, L. Tortora, G. M. Pugliese, F. Stramaglia, L. Simonelli, C. Marini, K. Terashima, T. Wakita, S. Ayukawa, T. Yokoya, K. Kudo, M. Nohara, T. Mizokawa, N. L. Saini*


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We have combined the extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) and X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) to investigate the local structure and the local iron magnetic moments of (Li1−xFex)OHFeSe (x∼0.2) superconductors. The local structure, studied by Fe K-edge EXAFS measurements, is found to be inhomogeneous that is characterized by different Fe-Se bond lengths. The inhomogeneous phase exhibits a peculiar temperature dependence with lattice anomalies in the local structural parameters at the critical temperature Tc (36 K) and at the spin density wave (SDW) transition temperature TN (130 K). Fe Kβ XES shows iron to be in a low spin state with the local Fe magnetic moment evolving anomalously as a function of temperature. Apart from a quantitative measurement of the local structure of (Li1−xFex)OHFeSe, providing direct evidence of nanoscale inhomogeneity, the results provide further evidence of the vital role that the coupled electronic, lattice and magnetic degrees of freedom play in the iron-based superconductors.

ジャーナルPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
出版ステータスPublished - 2023 2月 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 物理学および天文学(全般)
  • 物理化学および理論化学


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