Publication
Title
Incommensurate crystallographic shear structures and magnetic properties of the cation deficient perovskite $(Sr_{0.61}Pb_{0.18})(Fe_{0.75}Mn_{0.25})O_{2.29}$
Author
Abstract
 The origin of the incommensurability in the crystallographic shear (CS) structure of the ferri-Manganite (Sr0.61Pb0.18)(Fe0.75Mn0.25)O2.29, related to the cation deficient perovskite, has been determined by careful analysis of the boundaries between the two variants constituting the phasoid. High Resolution Electron Microscopy/HAADF-STEM images allow the structural mechanisms to be understood through the presence of structural units common to both phases, responsible of the incommensurate character observed in the electron diffraction patterns. The structural analysis allows for identifying different types of CS phases in the Pb−Sr−Fe(Mn)−O diagram and shows that the stabilization of the six-sided tunnels requires a higher A/B cationic ratio. A description of these phases is proposed through simple structural building units (SBU), based on chains of octahedra bordered by two pyramids. The (Sr0.61Pb0.18)(Fe0.75Mn0.25)O2.29 CS compound exhibits a strong antiferromagnetic and insulating behavior, similar to the Fe-2201 and terrace ferrites but differs by the presence of a hysteresis, with a small coercive field.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Chemistry of materials / American Chemical Society. - Washington, D.C.
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2010
ISSN
0897-4756
Volume/pages
22:5(2010), p. 1788-1797
ISI
000274929000025
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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