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Title: Ammonium–cobalt–nickel phosphates, NH{sub 4}[Co{sub 1−x}Ni{sub x}PO{sub 4}]·H{sub 2}O

The ammonium–cobalt–nickel phosphates, NH{sub 4}[Co{sub 1−x}Ni{sub x}PO{sub 4}]·H{sub 2}O (x=0.00, 0.34, 0.59, 0.70, 1.00), and the deuterated forms, ND{sub 4}[Co{sub 1−x}Ni{sub x}PO{sub 4}]·D{sub 2}O (x=0.00, 0.38, 0.48, 0.69, 0.85), have been synthesized under mild hydrothermal conditions and characterised using X-ray and neutron diffraction, chemical and thermal analysis, and magnetic measurements. Their crystal structures, including hydrogen positions, were determined by Rietveld refinement using single-crystal X-ray and neutron powder diffraction data. The space group of these orthorhombic crystals modifies as a function of their composition. The magnetic susceptibility and magnetization measurements of these ammonium–cobalt–nickel phosphates show antiferromagnetic behaviour, and the Neel temperature evolves from 5.5 K (x=0.00) up to 13.2 K (x=1.00). - Graphical abstract: We obtained single crystals for all the members of the family. In this series, although all crystals are orthorhombic, the space group changes as a function of the composition, showing how the single-crystal diffraction data is capable to manifest structural subtleties that had not been described before for this group of materials. All the investigated materials behave antiferromagnetically with ordering temperatures from 5.5 K up to 13.2 K. Display Omitted - Highlights: • The ammonium–cobalt–nickel phosphates, NH{sub 4}[Co{sub 1−x}Ni{sub x}PO{sub 4}]·H{sub 2}O (x=0.00, 0.34, 0.59, 0.70, 1.00)more » and the deuterated forms ND4[Co1-xNixPO4]·D{sub 2}O (x=0.00, 0.38, 0.49, 0.68, 0.85) have synthesized by hydrothermal synthesis. • The structural studies of these compounds are introduced as a function of the composition. • The magnetic studies show an antiferromagnetically behavior with ordering temperatures from 5.5 K to 13.2 K.« less
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Departamentos de Química Física y Analítica y Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Universidad de Oviedo-CINN, Oviedo, Asturias 33006 (Spain)
  2. CITIMAC, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Cantabria, 39005 Santander (Spain)
  3. Departamento de Física, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Asturias 33007 (Spain)
  4. Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France and Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22274107
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 206; 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; ANTIFERROMAGNETISM; COBALT; DEUTERIDES; FUNCTIONS; HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS; MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY; MAGNETIZATION; MONOCRYSTALS; NEEL TEMPERATURE; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; NICKEL; ORTHORHOMBIC LATTICES; PHOSPHATES; SPACE GROUPS; THERMAL ANALYSIS; X RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION