Electronic structure of superconducting inorganic polymer (SN)x

E. Z. Kurmaev, A. I. Poteryaev, V. I. Anisimov, I. Karla, A. Moewes, B. Schneider, M. Neumann, D. L. Ederer, R. N. Lyubovskaya

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The results of our theoretical and experimental study of electronic structure of poly(sulfur nitride) are presented. The S L2,3 (3s→2p transition) and N Kα (2p→1s transition) X-ray emission spectra (XES) of (SN)x single crystal are measured using synchrotron radiation. The experimental spectra are compared with the results of ab-initio TB-LMTO band structure calculations of 3D solid (SN)x and molecular (S2N2)2 crystals. It is found that the molecular (S2N2)2 is an insulator with a band gap about 2.7 eV whereas the solid (SN)x is metallic. According to the theoretical and experimental information, the S 3p states dominate the density of states (DOS) at the Fermi level and provide the metallic and superconducting properties of this compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-198
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes


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