Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing Synchrotron Radiat Facil, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China
The MgB(2) system is studied by self consistent multiple-scattering calculations at the B K-edge X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES). We find that the features in the B K-edge XANES are strongly affected by medium and long range order with large influence of the core hole potential suggesting that the band structure calculations are not enough to provide a quantitative interpretation of the spectral features. We have investigated evolution of density of states in the conduction band as a function of Al substitution in place of the Mg. The results are consistent with the fact that the Al substitution influences mainly the density of states in the B sigma-band and hence suppresses the superconductivity.