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Título:

Crystallographic and magnetic structure of SrCoO2.5 brownmillerite:

Autor/es:

ANGEL MUÑOZ; CRISTINA DE LA CALLE; J.A. ALONSO; P.M. BOTTA; V. PARDO; D. BALDOMIR; J. RIVAS

Revista:

PHYSICAL REVIEW B - CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS

Editorial:

AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY

Referencias:

Año: 2008 vol. 78 p. 544041 - 544048

ISSN:

0163-1829

Resumen:

A study of the crystallographic and magnetic structure of SrCoO2.5 with a brownmillerite-type structure has
been carried out from neutron powder-diffraction NPD measurements at temperatures ranging from 10 to 623
K, across the Néel temperature TN=537 K of this antiferromagnetic oxide. The study has been complemented
with differential scanning calorimeter DSC, dc susceptibility and magnetization measurements. Although
the refinement of the crystal structure from NPD data is possible in the orthorhombic Pnma and Ima2
space groups, the support of ab-initio band-structure calculations has allowed us to select, without ambiguity,
the Ima2 space group as the ground state for SrCoO2.5 brownmillerite. In Ima2 the crystallographic structure
of SrCoO2.5 is described as layers of corner-sharing Co1O6 octahedra alternating along the a axis with layers
of vertex-sharing Co2O4 tetrahedra, conforming chains running along the 0 0 1 direction. The magnetic
structure below TN=537 K is G-type with the magnetic moments directed along the c axis. This magnetic
arrangement is stable from TN down to 10 K.At T=10 K, the magnetic moment values for Co1 and Co2 atoms
are 3.1213B and 2.8814B, respectively, compatible with a Co2+L state, where L stands for a ligand hole.
The magnetic susceptibility curves show, below 200 K, a divergence of zero-field cooling and field cooling
curves, displaying broad maxima which are interpreted as due to the presence of ferromagnetic clusters
embedded into an antiferromagnetic matrix. These inhomogeneities are inherent to the synthesis process, by
quenching microcrystalline samples of SrCoO3−x composition from high temperature, where cubic, ferromagnetic
perovskites have been identified by diffraction methods.2.5 with a brownmillerite-type structure has
been carried out from neutron powder-diffraction NPD measurements at temperatures ranging from 10 to 623
K, across the Néel temperature TN=537 K of this antiferromagnetic oxide. The study has been complemented
with differential scanning calorimeter DSC, dc susceptibility and magnetization measurements. Although
the refinement of the crystal structure from NPD data is possible in the orthorhombic Pnma and Ima2
space groups, the support of ab-initio band-structure calculations has allowed us to select, without ambiguity,
the Ima2 space group as the ground state for SrCoO2.5 brownmillerite. In Ima2 the crystallographic structure
of SrCoO2.5 is described as layers of corner-sharing Co1O6 octahedra alternating along the a axis with layers
of vertex-sharing Co2O4 tetrahedra, conforming chains running along the 0 0 1 direction. The magnetic
structure below TN=537 K is G-type with the magnetic moments directed along the c axis. This magnetic
arrangement is stable from TN down to 10 K.At T=10 K, the magnetic moment values for Co1 and Co2 atoms
are 3.1213B and 2.8814B, respectively, compatible with a Co2+L state, where L stands for a ligand hole.
The magnetic susceptibility curves show, below 200 K, a divergence of zero-field cooling and field cooling
curves, displaying broad maxima which are interpreted as due to the presence of ferromagnetic clusters
embedded into an antiferromagnetic matrix. These inhomogeneities are inherent to the synthesis process, by
quenching microcrystalline samples of SrCoO3−x composition from high temperature, where cubic, ferromagnetic
perovskites have been identified by diffraction methods.NPD measurements at temperatures ranging from 10 to 623
K, across the Néel temperature TN=537 K of this antiferromagnetic oxide. The study has been complemented
with differential scanning calorimeter DSC, dc susceptibility and magnetization measurements. Although
the refinement of the crystal structure from NPD data is possible in the orthorhombic Pnma and Ima2
space groups, the support of ab-initio band-structure calculations has allowed us to select, without ambiguity,
the Ima2 space group as the ground state for SrCoO2.5 brownmillerite. In Ima2 the crystallographic structure
of SrCoO2.5 is described as layers of corner-sharing Co1O6 octahedra alternating along the a axis with layers
of vertex-sharing Co2O4 tetrahedra, conforming chains running along the 0 0 1 direction. The magnetic
structure below TN=537 K is G-type with the magnetic moments directed along the c axis. This magnetic
arrangement is stable from TN down to 10 K.At T=10 K, the magnetic moment values for Co1 and Co2 atoms
are 3.1213B and 2.8814B, respectively, compatible with a Co2+L state, where L stands for a ligand hole.
The magnetic susceptibility curves show, below 200 K, a divergence of zero-field cooling and field cooling
curves, displaying broad maxima which are interpreted as due to the presence of ferromagnetic clusters
embedded into an antiferromagnetic matrix. These inhomogeneities are inherent to the synthesis process, by
quenching microcrystalline samples of SrCoO3−x composition from high temperature, where cubic, ferromagnetic
perovskites have been identified by diffraction methods.TN=537 K of this antiferromagnetic oxide. The study has been complemented
with differential scanning calorimeter DSC, dc susceptibility and magnetization measurements. Although
the refinement of the crystal structure from NPD data is possible in the orthorhombic Pnma and Ima2
space groups, the support of ab-initio band-structure calculations has allowed us to select, without ambiguity,
the Ima2 space group as the ground state for SrCoO2.5 brownmillerite. In Ima2 the crystallographic structure
of SrCoO2.5 is described as layers of corner-sharing Co1O6 octahedra alternating along the a axis with layers
of vertex-sharing Co2O4 tetrahedra, conforming chains running along the 0 0 1 direction. The magnetic
structure below TN=537 K is G-type with the magnetic moments directed along the c axis. This magnetic
arrangement is stable from TN down to 10 K.At T=10 K, the magnetic moment values for Co1 and Co2 atoms
are 3.1213B and 2.8814B, respectively, compatible with a Co2+L state, where L stands for a ligand hole.
The magnetic susceptibility curves show, below 200 K, a divergence of zero-field cooling and field cooling
curves, displaying broad maxima which are interpreted as due to the presence of ferromagnetic clusters
embedded into an antiferromagnetic matrix. These inhomogeneities are inherent to the synthesis process, by
quenching microcrystalline samples of SrCoO3−x composition from high temperature, where cubic, ferromagnetic
perovskites have been identified by diffraction methods.DSC, dc susceptibility and magnetization measurements. Although
the refinement of the crystal structure from NPD data is possible in the orthorhombic Pnma and Ima2
space groups, the support of ab-initio band-structure calculations has allowed us to select, without ambiguity,
the Ima2 space group as the ground state for SrCoO2.5 brownmillerite. In Ima2 the crystallographic structure
of SrCoO2.5 is described as layers of corner-sharing Co1O6 octahedra alternating along the a axis with layers
of vertex-sharing Co2O4 tetrahedra, conforming chains running along the 0 0 1 direction. The magnetic
structure below TN=537 K is G-type with the magnetic moments directed along the c axis. This magnetic
arrangement is stable from TN down to 10 K.At T=10 K, the magnetic moment values for Co1 and Co2 atoms
are 3.1213B and 2.8814B, respectively, compatible with a Co2+L state, where L stands for a ligand hole.
The magnetic susceptibility curves show, below 200 K, a divergence of zero-field cooling and field cooling
curves, displaying broad maxima which are interpreted as due to the presence of ferromagnetic clusters
embedded into an antiferromagnetic matrix. These inhomogeneities are inherent to the synthesis process, by
quenching microcrystalline samples of SrCoO3−x composition from high temperature, where cubic, ferromagnetic
perovskites have been identified by diffraction methods.Pnma and Ima2
space groups, the support of ab-initio band-structure calculations has allowed us to select, without ambiguity,
the Ima2 space group as the ground state for SrCoO2.5 brownmillerite. In Ima2 the crystallographic structure
of SrCoO2.5 is described as layers of corner-sharing Co1O6 octahedra alternating along the a axis with layers
of vertex-sharing Co2O4 tetrahedra, conforming chains running along the 0 0 1 direction. The magnetic
structure below TN=537 K is G-type with the magnetic moments directed along the c axis. This magnetic
arrangement is stable from TN down to 10 K.At T=10 K, the magnetic moment values for Co1 and Co2 atoms
are 3.1213B and 2.8814B, respectively, compatible with a Co2+L state, where L stands for a ligand hole.
The magnetic susceptibility curves show, below 200 K, a divergence of zero-field cooling and field cooling
curves, displaying broad maxima which are interpreted as due to the presence of ferromagnetic clusters
embedded into an antiferromagnetic matrix. These inhomogeneities are inherent to the synthesis process, by
quenching microcrystalline samples of SrCoO3−x composition from high temperature, where cubic, ferromagnetic
perovskites have been identified by diffraction methods.ab-initio band-structure calculations has allowed us to select, without ambiguity,
the Ima2 space group as the ground state for SrCoO2.5 brownmillerite. In Ima2 the crystallographic structure
of SrCoO2.5 is described as layers of corner-sharing Co1O6 octahedra alternating along the a axis with layers
of vertex-sharing Co2O4 tetrahedra, conforming chains running along the 0 0 1 direction. The magnetic
structure below TN=537 K is G-type with the magnetic moments directed along the c axis. This magnetic
arrangement is stable from TN down to 10 K.At T=10 K, the magnetic moment values for Co1 and Co2 atoms
are 3.1213B and 2.8814B, respectively, compatible with a Co2+L state, where L stands for a ligand hole.
The magnetic susceptibility curves show, below 200 K, a divergence of zero-field cooling and field cooling
curves, displaying broad maxima which are interpreted as due to the presence of ferromagnetic clusters
embedded into an antiferromagnetic matrix. These inhomogeneities are inherent to the synthesis process, by
quenching microcrystalline samples of SrCoO3−x composition from high temperature, where cubic, ferromagnetic
perovskites have been identified by diffraction methods.Ima2 space group as the ground state for SrCoO2.5 brownmillerite. In Ima2 the crystallographic structure
of SrCoO2.5 is described as layers of corner-sharing Co1O6 octahedra alternating along the a axis with layers
of vertex-sharing Co2O4 tetrahedra, conforming chains running along the 0 0 1 direction. The magnetic
structure below TN=537 K is G-type with the magnetic moments directed along the c axis. This magnetic
arrangement is stable from TN down to 10 K.At T=10 K, the magnetic moment values for Co1 and Co2 atoms
are 3.1213B and 2.8814B, respectively, compatible with a Co2+L state, where L stands for a ligand hole.
The magnetic susceptibility curves show, below 200 K, a divergence of zero-field cooling and field cooling
curves, displaying broad maxima which are interpreted as due to the presence of ferromagnetic clusters
embedded into an antiferromagnetic matrix. These inhomogeneities are inherent to the synthesis process, by
quenching microcrystalline samples of SrCoO3−x composition from high temperature, where cubic, ferromagnetic
perovskites have been identified by diffraction methods.2.5 is described as layers of corner-sharing Co1O6 octahedra alternating along the a axis with layers
of vertex-sharing Co2O4 tetrahedra, conforming chains running along the 0 0 1 direction. The magnetic
structure below TN=537 K is G-type with the magnetic moments directed along the c axis. This magnetic
arrangement is stable from TN down to 10 K.At T=10 K, the magnetic moment values for Co1 and Co2 atoms
are 3.1213B and 2.8814B, respectively, compatible with a Co2+L state, where L stands for a ligand hole.
The magnetic susceptibility curves show, below 200 K, a divergence of zero-field cooling and field cooling
curves, displaying broad maxima which are interpreted as due to the presence of ferromagnetic clusters
embedded into an antiferromagnetic matrix. These inhomogeneities are inherent to the synthesis process, by
quenching microcrystalline samples of SrCoO3−x composition from high temperature, where cubic, ferromagnetic
perovskites have been identified by diffraction methods.4 tetrahedra, conforming chains running along the 0 0 1 direction. The magnetic
structure below TN=537 K is G-type with the magnetic moments directed along the c axis. This magnetic
arrangement is stable from TN down to 10 K.At T=10 K, the magnetic moment values for Co1 and Co2 atoms
are 3.1213B and 2.8814B, respectively, compatible with a Co2+L