Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 77–80

Neutron diffraction studies of the structure of substituted complex cobalt oxides

  • V. V. Sikolenko
  • V. V. Efimov
  • S. Schorr
  • C. Ritter
  • I. O. Troyanchuk
Highly Correlated Electronic Systems

DOI: 10.1134/S106378341401034X

Cite this article as:
Sikolenko, V.V., Efimov, V.V., Schorr, S. et al. Phys. Solid State (2014) 56: 77. doi:10.1134/S106378341401034X

Abstract

The effect of substitution of manganese and niobium for cobalt on the magnetic and crystal structure of doped cobaltites has been studied by the neutron diffraction method. The Pr0.5Sr0.5Co1 − xMnxO3 samples undergo, with increasing x, a series of transitions of the crystal structure from the monoclinic I2/a to orthorhombic Immm phase, and then, to the high-temperature tetragonal I4/mcm phase and low-temperature orthorhombic Fmmm phase. Undoped Pr0.5Sr0.5CoO3 is a ferromagnet, but the magnetic ordering is destroyed with increasing x. At high degrees of substitution of manganese, the A-type antiferromagnetic ordering is observed. Substitution of niobium for cobalt in La1 − xSrxCoO3 compositions leads to changes in the Co-O bond length and the unit cell volume, which is accompanied by a decrease in the ferromagnetic moment. The Co → Nb substitution prevents the formation of Co4+ and leads to the stabilization of Co3+ in a high-spin state.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Sikolenko
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • V. V. Efimov
    • 2
  • S. Schorr
    • 3
  • C. Ritter
    • 4
  • I. O. Troyanchuk
    • 5
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubna, Moscow oblastRussia
  2. 2.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Helmholtz Center BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Institute Laue LangevinGrenobleFrance
  5. 5.Scientific-Practical Materials Research CentreNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusMinskBelarus