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TEM Study of the Electron-Doped Layered La2-2xCA1+2xMn207 : Orthorhombic Phase in 0.8



Leonid A. Bendersky, R Chen, I D. Fawcett, M Greenblatt


A series of Ruddlesden-Popper compounds with n = 2 and stoichiometry La2-2xCa1+2xMn207 were synthesized by a citrate gel technique and studied by TEM for the composition range 0.8 (less than or equal to) x (less than or equal to) 1.0. In-situ experiments and analysis of substructure/twins identified structural changes of the 14/mmm phase at low temperatures (200-350 C). Analysis of the reciprocal space identified super-lattice reflections (not previously detected by x-ray) and possible space groups. The low-temperature phase belongs to the non-centrosymmetric Cmc21 or Ama2 space group, and the transient Cmcm space group is also possible. These structural transitions do not coincide with the magnetic transitions, which occur below room temperature. A structural model based on tilting of almost-rigid octahedra is suggested for Cmcm and Cmc21. The proposed model for the low temperature Cmc21 phase has a Φ Φ { Psi} z) / Φ {Phi } Ψ z combination of tilts, while the transient Cmcm has a { Phi} Φ 0 / Φ Φ 0 combination of tilts.
Journal of Solid State Chemistry
No. 2


crystallography, La(sub 2-2x)Ca(sub 1+2xMn(sub 2)0(sub 7, manganates, phase transition, TEM


Bendersky, L. , Chen, R. , Fawcett, I. and Greenblatt, M. (2001), TEM Study of the Electron-Doped Layered La<sub>2-2x</sub>CA<sub>1+2x</sub>Mn<sub>2</sub>0<sub>7</sub> : Orthorhombic Phase in 0.8 < x < 1.0 Composition Range, Journal of Solid State Chemistry (Accessed November 30, 2023)
Created March 1, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017