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Title: Crystal structure and magnetic properties and Zn substitution effects on the spin-chain compound Sr{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 6}

The effects of substituting Co on the spin-chain compound Sr{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 6} with Zn were investigated by synchrotron X-ray diffraction, magnetic susceptibility, isothermal magnetization, and specific heat measurements. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report to describe the successful substitution of Co in Sr{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 6} with Zn. The substitution was carried out by a method involving high pressures and temperatures to obtain Sr{sub 3}CoZnO{sub 6}, which crystalized into a K{sub 4}CdCl{sub 6}-derived rhombohedral structure with a space group of R-3c, similar to the host compound. With the Zn substitution, the Ising-type magnetic anisotropy of the host compound remarkably reduced; the newly formed Sr{sub 3}CoZnO{sub 6} became magnetically isotropic with Heisenberg-type characteristics. This could probably be ascribed to the establishment of a different interaction pathway, –Co{sup 4+}(S=1/2)–O–Zn{sup 2+}(S=0)–O–Co{sup 4+}(S=1/2)–. Details of the magnetic properties of Zn substituted Sr{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 6} were reported. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structure of the spin-chain compound Sr{sub 3}CoZnO{sub 6} synthesized at 6 GPa. Zn atoms preferably occupy the trigonal prism sites rather than the octahedral sites. As a result, the compound is much magnetically isotropic. Highlights: • Effects of substituting Co with Zn on spin-chain magnetism of Sr{submore » 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 6} were studied. • High-pressure synthesis resulted in a solid solution of Sr{sub 3}CoZnO{sub 6}. • Sr{sub 3}CoZnO{sub 6} showed more isotropic magnetism than the host Sr{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 6}.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Superconducting Properties Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
  3. International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
  4. Materials Processing Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan)
  5. Materials Analysis Station, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba Ibaraki 305-0047 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22274017
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 204; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ANISOTROPY; INTERACTIONS; MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY; MAGNETISM; MAGNETIZATION; SOLID SOLUTIONS; SPACE GROUPS; SPECIFIC HEAT; SPIN; SYNTHESIS; TRIGONAL LATTICES; X-RAY DIFFRACTION