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Title: Structural chemistry and magnetic properties of Nd{sub 18}Li{sub 8}Fe{sub 4}M′O{sub 39} (M′=Al, Ga) and La{sub 18}Li{sub 8}Fe{sub 4.5}In{sub 0.5}O{sub 39}

Polycrystalline samples of Nd{sub 18}Li{sub 8}Fe{sub 4}M′O{sub 39} (M′=Al, Ga) and La{sub 18}Li{sub 8}Fe{sub 4.5}In{sub 0.5}O{sub 39} have been prepared by the ceramic method and characterised by neutron diffraction and magnetometry. All three compounds adopt a cubic structure (space group Pm3{sup ¯}n, a ∼12 Å) based on intersecting 〈1 1 1〉 chains of cation sites with alternating octahedral and prismatic coordination geometry. These sites are occupied by Li, Fe and M′ or In; Nd or La cations occupy sites between the chains. The cation distribution over the octahedral and prismatic sites within the chains is disordered in all three compounds. The Nd-containing compositions show spin-glass behaviour below ∼4.5 K whereas small, weakly-ferrimagnetic domains form in La{sub 18}Li{sub 8}Fe{sub 4.5}In{sub 0.5}O{sub 39} below 7.60 K. The dependence of the magnetic properties on the nature of the lanthanide cation is discussed. - Graphical abstract: At low temperatures Nd{sub 18}Li{sub 8}Fe{sub 4}M′O{sub 39} (M’=Al, Ga) behave as spin glasses whereas small ferrimagnetic domains form in La{sub 18}Li{sub 8}Fe{sub 4.5}In{sub 0.5}O{sub 39}. Display Omitted - Highlights: • p-Block cations can be accommodated in the La{sub 18}Li{sub 8}Rh{sub 5}O{sub 39} structure. • Small ferrimagnetic domains in La{sub 18}Li{sub 8}Fe{sub 4.5}In{sub 0.5}O{sub 39}. • Magnetic behaviourmore » controlled by the lanthanide cation.« less
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OSTI Identifier:
22274184
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 209; 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; CATIONS; CERAMICS; CUBIC LATTICES; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETISM; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; POLYCRYSTALS; RARE EARTHS; SPACE GROUPS; SPIN GLASS STATE