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Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Ruddlesden-Popper Ca n+1Mnn03n+1n = 2 and 3 Compounds



Leonid A. Bendersky, M Greenblatt, R Chen


Two Ruddlesden-Popper compounds Can+1MnnO3n (+ 1) with n = 2 and 3 synthesized by a citrate gel technique have been studied by TEM. The structure of Ca4Mn3O10 is consistent with the previously determined structure having the space group Pbca and a(-) a(-) c(+)/a(-) a(-) c(+) tilt system. The presence of defects suggests the possible high-temperature phase transition from untilted I4/mmm to Pbca. The structure of Ca3Mn2O7 was found to be different from the previously suggested I4/mmm symmetry. Ca3Mn2O7 forms with an orthorhombic structure with either Cmcm or Cmc2(1) space group. A structural model for Cmc2(1) based on the tilting of almost-rigid octahedra with a(+) c(-) c(-)/a(+) c(-) c(-) tilt system is proposed. The lamellar defects were shown to be twin variants of the Cmc2(1) structure with the (001)(t) interfaces, which suggests the possible tilting phase transition from the ideal I4/mmm to Cmc2(1) following the maximal group-subgroup. symmetry tree: I4/mmm-->Fmmm-->Bbmm(Cmem)-->Bb2(1)m(Cmc2(1)).
Journal of Solid State Chemistry
No. 2


Ca(sub3)Mn(sub2)0(sub7), Ca(sub4)Mn(sub3)0(sub10), crystallography, manganates, phase transition, TEM


Bendersky, L. , Greenblatt, M. and Chen, R. (2003), Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Ruddlesden-Popper Ca<sub> n+1</sub>Mn<sub>n</sub>0<sub>3n+1</sub>n = 2 and 3 Compounds, Journal of Solid State Chemistry (Accessed June 25, 2024)


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Created September 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017