skip to main content

Title: Pressure-induced volume collapse and structural phase transitions in SrRuO{sub 3}

We report on the low temperature (6 K) structural properties of SrRuO{sub 3} under quasi-hydrostatic pressure studied by synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction in a diamond anvil cell. First principle calculations predict a first-order perovskite (Pv) to post-perovskite (pPv) phase transition at ∼40 GPa accompanied by a 1.9% volume collapse. Our results rule out the occurrence of a pPv phase to 54 GPa. Instead, we find a Pv to monoclinic to triclinic sequence of phase transitions. The monoclinic to triclinic phase transition at ∼38 GPa is accompanied by a 3.5% volume collapse. X-ray absorption spectroscopy indicates that this volume collapse is not accompanied by a change in Ru valence state. Our results should help guide improvements to theoretical treatments of this and other correlated d-electron systems based on density functional theory. - Graphical abstract: Unit cell volume as a function of pressure (T=6 K). Black squares and red circles correspond to Ne and He pressure media, respectively. Blue dashed lines are fit to the data before the volume collapse using a second-order Birch–Murnaghan equation of state excluding (lower curve) and including (upper curve) neutron diffraction data for the low temperature, ambient pressure volume. Dashed lines denote structural phase boundaries. Display Omittedmore » - Highlights: • Crystal structure of SrRuO3 was studied under high pressure up to 54 GPa. • Pv to monoclinic to triclinic sequence of phase transitions was observed. • Transition to triclinic phase at ∼38 GPa is accompanied by a 3.5% volume collapse. • Volume collapse in SrRuO3 is not driven by a change in Ru valence state. • Pv-to-pPv phase transition predicted by DFT at 40 Gpa is not observed up to 54 GPa.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [2] ; ;  [4] ;  [1]
  1. Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)
  2. (United States)
  3. Department of Physics, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 (United States)
  4. Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22274088
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 205; 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; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; EQUATIONS OF STATE; MONOCLINIC LATTICES; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; PEROVSKITE; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; PRESSURE DEPENDENCE; PRESSURE RANGE MEGA PA 10-100; SYNCHROTRONS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0065-0273 K; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY