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Title: Valence changes of manganese and structural phase transitions in Sr1-xPrxMnO3 (0.1 <= x <= 0.6)
Authors: Tan, TY
Martin, N
Zhou, Q
Kennedy, BJ
Gu, QF
Kimpton, JA
Zhang, Z
Jang, LY
Keywords: Perovskite
Magnetic susceptibility
Crystal structure
Issue Date: 1-May-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Tan, T.-Y., Martin, N., Zhou, Q., Kennedy, B. J., Gu, Q., Kimpton, J. A., Zhang, Z., & Jang, L.-Y. (2013). Valence changes of manganese and structural phase transitions in Sr1-xPrxMnO3 (0.1 <= x <= 0.6). Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 201, 115-127. doi:10.1016/j.jssc.2013.01.034
Abstract: Fifteen perovskite manganites Sr1−xPrxMnO3, x=0.1−0.6 in steps as fine as 0.025, have been synthesized by solid state methods and their crystal structures determined using synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction. At room temperature two first order phase transitions associated with changes in the orbital ordering and the tilting of the corner shared MnO6 octahedra are evident cubic/Pm3¯m⟹x≈0.15tetragonal/(I4/mcm)⟹x≈0.45orthorhombic/Imma, with two phase regions associated with both transitions. Heating the Pr rich oxide Sr0.5Pr0.5MnO3 provides a rare example where chemical pressure and temperature result in a different sequence of transitions Imma –R3¯c–Pm3¯m, reflecting the importance of the Pr 4f electrons. X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) measurements at the Mn K and Pr L3 edges show the valence state of the Mn linearly decreases with increasing Pr content whereas the Pr remains +3 across the entire series. Magnetic susceptibility measurements for selected samples are presented. © 2013, Elsevier Inc.
Gov't Doc #: 6207
ISSN: 0022-4596
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