Title

Elastic constants of Zn1-xMnxSe: Tetrahedral bond weakening due to Mn 3d(t2)aaSe 4p hybridization

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.38.1311

Publication Date

1-1-1988

Journal Title

Physical Review B

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