Influence of iron addition on the oxygen-deficient Sr0.85Bi0.15Co1-xFexO3-delta (0.0 <= x <= 1.0) perovskites
2008 (English)In: Journal of Solid State Chemistry, ISSN 0022-4596, E-ISSN 1095-726X, Vol. 181, no 8, 2031-2040 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A series of oxygen-deficient Sr0.85Bi0.15Co1-xFexO3-delta (0.0 <= x <= 1.0) perovskite phases were prepared using solid-state reaction. Results of neutron powder diffraction analyses show that the introduction of Fe onto the B-site severely effects the long range coherence of the oxygen vacancy ordered, 14/mmm supercell, observed for the x = 0.0 sample. For x = 0.1 a smaller, a = b approximate to a(p), c approximate to 2a(p), P4/mmm supercell gives the best agreement to the diffraction data, whilst phases in the range 0.2 <= x <= 0.6 adopt disordered cubic perovskite structures. Pseudo-cubic, a = b approximate to a(p), c approximate to a(p), structures are found for x >= 0.8. Evidence of weak superstructures, reflecting local oxygen ordering, is also obtained from electron diffraction. For all oxygen-annealed phases the average structure reverts to cubic Pm (3) over barm. The as-prepared samples show G-type antiferromagnetic order at room temperature. The oxygen annealed x = 0.10, 0.25 and 1.0 samples display low-temperature spin-glass transitions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 181, no 8, 2031-2040 p.
perovskite, oxygen vacancies, supercell, spin glass, neutron diffraction
Chemical Sciences Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Solid State Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-107915DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2008.04.037ISI: 000259098000045OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-107915DiVA: diva2:233566