X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy study of Mn and Co valence and spin states in TbM n1-x C ox O3
Resumen: The valence and spin state evolution of Mn and Co on TbMn1-xCoxO3 series is precisely determined by means of soft and hard x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and Kß x-ray emission spectroscopy (XES). Our results show the change from Mn3+ to Mn4+ both high-spin (HS) together with the evolution from Co2+ HS to Co3+ low-spin (LS) with increasing x. In addition, high energy resolution XAS spectra on the K pre-edge region are interpreted in terms of the strong charge transfer and hybridization effects along the series. These results correlate well with the spin values of Mn and Co atoms obtained from the Kß XES data. In this paper, we determine that Co enters into the transition metal sublattice of TbMnO3 as a divalent ion in HS state, destabilizing the Mn long-range magnetic order since very low doping compositions (x=0.1). Samples in the intermediate composition range (0.4=x=0.6) adopt the crystal structure of a double perovskite with long-range ferromagnetic ordering which is due to Mn4+-O-Co2+ superexchange interactions with both cations in HS configuration. Ferromagnetism vanishes for x=0.7 due to the structural disorder that collapses the double perovskite structure. The spectroscopic techniques reveal the occurrence of Mn4+ HS and a fluctuating valence state Co2+ HS/Co3+ LS in this composition range. Disorder and competitive interactions lead to a magnetic glassy behavior in these samples.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.155117
Año: 2016
Publicado en: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 94, 15 (2016), 155117 [10 pp]
ISSN: 1098-0121

Factor impacto JCR: 3.836 (2016)
Categ. JCR: PHYSICS, CONDENSED MATTER rank: 18 / 67 = 0.269 (2016) - Q2 - T1
Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 2.339 - Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials (Q1) - Condensed Matter Physics (Q1)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/DGA/E69
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/MAT2015-68760-C2-1-P
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Física Materia Condensada (Dpto. Física Materia Condensa.)

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