Core and valence level photoemission and electron energy loss (EELs) spectra of MoO2 and WO2 have been measured. Metal-metal bonding in these distorted rutile dioxides splits the metal 4d or 5d conduction band into two components, with a significantly bigger splitting for WO2 than MbO(2). The O 2p bandwidth is also found to be bigger for WO2 then MoO2. Plasmon loss peaks below 2 eV show that the effective mass ratios for electrons not involved in sigma metal-metal bonding are much greater than unity. The photoemission and EELS data both suggest that metal-metal pi bonding is important in these compounds. Comparison between photoemission spectra of WO2 and oxygen-deficient Na0.65WO3-y suggests that structure evident in the bandgap of the latter compound may be associated with metal-metal bonding allowed by oxygen deficiency.
|Titolo:||Influence of metal-metal bonds on electron spectra of MoO2 and WO2|
|Autori interni:||GULINO, Antonino|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY. FARADAY TRANSACTIONS|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|