Electronic and magnetic nature of shandite-type A2Co3S2(A = Sn, In)

Atsushi Umetani, Eiji Nagoshi, Takashi Kubodera, Masanori Matoba

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We investigated electronic and magnetic nature of A2Co3S2(A = Sn, In) to reveal two different characteristics of metallic Co-Sn and strongly correlated electronic Co-S bondings. Co 2p X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) shows a complicated and mixed-valence like feature with strong satellite. This origin can be explained by two different characteristics of Co-Sn/Co-S bonding nature. This feature is consistent with characteristic electron-density distributions obtained by the maximum-entropy method (MEM)-based pattern fitting analysis and the LSDA + U band calculation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1356-1358
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number5-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 1


  • Bonding nature
  • Electron-density
  • LSDA + U
  • MEM
  • SnCoS
  • XPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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