We have made ultrasonic transit time measurements at 296 K on Zn1-xMnxSe, with x=0.20, 0.37, and 0.53, which reveal that Mn causes elastic constant reductions indicating a decrease in structural stability due to hybridization of Mn 3d(t2) with Se 4p orbitals reducing the availability of the latter for tetrahedral bond formation. Comparison with previous results on Cd1-xMnxTe reveals that elastic constant reduction is greater the larger the anion-mediated superexchange between Mn ions.
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Mayanovic, Robert A., R. J. Sladek, and U. Debska. "Elastic constants of Zn 1− x Mn x Se: Tetrahedral bond weakening due to Mn 3d (t 2)–Se 4p hybridization." Physical Review B 38, no. 2 (1988): 1311.
Physical Review B