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Nitrogen K-shell excitations in gold(I) and silver(I) dicyanide KM(CN)2 (M = Au, Ag) by XANES spectroscopy

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Nitrogen K-shell photoabsorption spectra of KCN, KAu(CN)2 and KAg(CN)2 were recorded using the synchrotron based X-ray absorption fine structure (XANES) spectroscopy. All types of transitions commonly appearing in the near edge region, i.e., K → π* transitions, Rydberg transitions, double excitations and shape resonances, are observed in the nitrogen XANES spectra of KCN, KAu(CN)2 and KAg(CN)2. The results show that there is a blue shift of the lowest energy transition (K → π* resonance) after CN- forms [Au(CN)2-]n and [Ag(CN)2-]n complexes. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Jia JF, Zhu Q, Thomas KM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Physics Letters

Year: 2003

Volume: 371

Issue: 1-2

Pages: 105-110

ISSN (print): 0009-2614

ISSN (electronic): 1873-4448

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/S0009-2614(03)00214-8


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