Elastic constants of Zn1-xMnxSe: Tetrahedral bond weakening due to Mn 3d(t2)aaSe 4p hybridization
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.
Mayanovic, Robert A.; Sladek, R. J.; and Debska, U., "Elastic constants of Zn1-xMnxSe: Tetrahedral bond weakening due to Mn 3d(t2)aaSe 4p hybridization" (1988). Articles by College of Natural and Applied Sciences Faculty. 2227.
Physical Review B