Structural properties of charge disproportionation and magnetic order in Sr(2/3)Ln(1/3)FeO(3) (Ln=La, Pr, and Nd)

Blasco, J. (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Rodriguez-Velamazan, J.A. ; Garcia, J. ; Subias, G. (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Piquer, C. (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Cuartero, V. ; Sanchez, M.C. (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Stankiewicz, J. (Universidad de Zaragoza)
Structural properties of charge disproportionation and magnetic order in Sr(2/3)Ln(1/3)FeO(3) (Ln=La, Pr, and Nd)
Resumen: The structural properties and the magnetic ground state of Sr(2/3)Ln(1/3)FeO(3) (Ln = La, Pr, Nd) samples were studied by means of synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction, neutron powder diffraction, and Mossbauer spectroscopy. All samples exhibit a metal-insulator-like transition coupled to a magnetic arrangement at a critical temperature, T-MI. The diffraction techniques reveal strong structural changes at T-MI that lead to new cells with reduced symmetry at low temperature. The new symmetry of the low-temperature phase has been determined for all compounds. The space groups are P (3) over bar c1 for La-based compound and A2/n for the rest of samples. The high-resolution x-ray patterns detected superstructure peaks that can be accounted for by a small charge disproportionation between two nonequivalent Fe sites in the low-temperature phase explained in terms of a charge density wave that propagates along one of the body diagonals of the primitive cubic cell of these compounds. Our results clearly reveal that a full charge disproportionation of Fe4+ into Fe3+ and Fe5+ is not produced. We have determined the magnetic ordering of these samples exhibiting an antiferromagnetic structure with a sixfold periodicity with respect to the primitive cubic structure. The magnetic group accounting for the magnetic arrangements was obtained by a symmetry analysis and it is C2/c (15.85) for all samples but with different unit cell depending on the type of FeO6 tilts. The collinear ordering of Fe moments is established perpendicular to the charge density wave (along the body diagonal of the primitive cubic cell) and also perpendicular to the unique monoclinic axis.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.104422
Año: 2018
Publicado en: Physical Review B 98, 10 (2018), 104422 [12 pp]
ISSN: 2469-9950

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 1.502 - Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials (Q1) - Condensed Matter Physics (Q1)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/MAT2014-54425-R
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/MAT2015-68760-C2-1
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Servicios. Div.Caract.Físi.Quí (Serv.Gral. Apoyo Investigación)
Área (Departamento): Área Física Materia Condensada (Dpto. Física Materia Condensa.)

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