Conference on Magnetism (ICM) 2003
Conference paper

Charge disproportionation observed by resonant X-ray scattering at the metal-insulator transition in NdNiO3

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Resonant X-ray scattering data on an epitaxial film of NdNiO3 are presented. Below the metal to insulator transition a clear energy dependence is observed at the Ni K-edge, whereas above this temperature this energy dependence is absent. These data give clear evidence of a charge disproportionation on the Ni site, leading to two different electronic Ni ions. No indication of orbital ordering has been found so far. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.