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Title: Synthesis and structural and magnetic characterization of the frustrated magnetic system La{sub 2}Ni{sub 4/3−x}Co{sub x}Sb{sub 2/3}O{sub 6}

We report the synthesis of double perovskites La{sub 2}Ni{sub 4/3−x}Co{sub x}Sb{sub 2/3}O{sub 6} with x=0, 1/3, 2/3 and 1 by a solid state method. Rietveld refinements of X-ray and neutron powder diffraction data show that all samples crystallize in space group P2{sub 1}/n, with almost perfect occupation of the 2d octahedral site with the transition metals, while all Sb{sup 5+} are randomly distributed in a 2c octahedral site. The saturation magnetization in hysteresis loops indicates that the samples are ferrimagnetic throughout all the series. Virgin magnetization curves lie outside hysteresis loops at low temperatures and thermal evolution of H{sub m} – defined as the inflection point of these curves – follows the de Almeida–Thouless dependence for x≠0. This spin glass like behavior below 30 K is also supported by thermal evolution of the coercivity, which follows an exponential law typical of magnetic clusters, not found in the pure Ni{sup 2+} perovskite, x=0 extreme. - Graphical abstract: Display Omitted - Author-Highlights: • We synthesized new double perovskites: La{sub 2}Ni{sub 4/3−x}Co{sub x}SbO{sub 6} (x=1/3, 2/3, 1). • The cations occupying octahedral sites are highly ordered in all samples. • Magnetic transition occurs as a consequence of superexchange paths. • Frustration is foundmore » and attributed to competition between different interactions.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [4]
  1. Laboratorio de Bajas Temperaturas, Centro Atómico Bariloche (CNEA), 8400 Bariloche, Río Negro (Argentina)
  2. (Argentina)
  3. INFIQC-CONICET, Dpto. de Físico-Química, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Ciudad Universitaria, X5000HUA Córdoba (Argentina)
  4. (CNEA-UNCuyo) Centro Atómico Bariloche, 8400 Bariloche, Río Negro (Argentina)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22274147
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 207; 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; ANTIMONY IONS; CATIONS; COERCIVE FORCE; FERRIMAGNETISM; HYSTERESIS; INTERACTIONS; MAGNETIZATION; MONOCLINIC LATTICES; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; NICKEL IONS; PEROVSKITE; SOLIDS; SPACE GROUPS; SPIN GLASS STATE; SYNTHESIS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; X RADIATION