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Title: Syntheses and properties of a family of new compounds RE{sub 3}Sb{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 14} (RE=La, Pr, Nd, Sm–Ho) with an ordered pyrochlore structure

Isostructural compounds RE{sub 3}Sb{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 14} (RE=La, Pr, Nd, Sm–Ho) with an ordered pyrochlore structure were synthesized. The structure of La{sub 3}Sb{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 14} was solved ab initio based on powder XRD data, and refined by combining with high resolution neutron diffraction data. La{sub 3}Sb{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 14} crystallizes in the space group R-3m with the unit cell parameters a=7.52954(2) Å and c=17.59983(6) Å. The structures of other members in this family are confirmed by Rietveld refinement using powder X-ray diffraction data. The cations (RE, Sb and Co) in RE{sub 3}Sb{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 14} are orderly distributed, presenting as [RE{sub 3}Co][Sb{sub 3}Co]O{sub 14} formula, and giving rise to two distinctive Kagome lattices constructed by RE{sup 3+} and Sb{sup 5+}, respectively. Co{sup 2+} occupies 8-coordinated and 6-coordinated environments, showing low spin (S=1/2) and high spin (S=3/2) states respectively. The magnetic susceptibility and UV–visual spectroscopy supports the magnetic observation. TDDFT calculation was performed to interpret the electronic states. The compounds [RE{sub 3}Co][Sb{sub 3}Co]O{sub 14} provide a profound example in which the ideal 2D Kagome lattice is derived from the 3D pyrochlore-type structure by an ordered distribution of the metal cations. - Graphical abstract: La{sub 3}Sb{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 14} crystallizes inmore » a pyrochlore related structure with an ordered distribution of cations, giving rise to two sets of ideal 2D Kagome lattices formed by La{sup 3+} or Sb{sup 5+} respectively. This rhombohedral pyrochlore is a tolerant structure for stable compounds composed by many light rare-earth and d-transition elements. Substituting Zn{sup 2+} or Mg{sup 2+} for Co{sup 2+} will provide a series of compounds useful for studying magnetic interactions in the rare-earth Kagome lattices. - Highlights: • Pyrochlore-type La{sub 3}Sb{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 14} shows an ordered distribution of cations in its structure. • It presents two sets of ideal 2D Kagome lattices formed by La{sup 3+} or Sb{sup 5+}, respectively. • A family of isostructural compounds RE{sub 3}Sb{sub 3}Co{sub 2}O{sub 14} (RE=Pr, Nd, Sm–Ho) were realized. • Co{sup 2+} presents two spin states with S=1/2, 3/2 due to two coordinated environments.« less
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)
  2. Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22443388
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 217; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 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; CARBON 17; CATIONS; COBALT IONS; DISTRIBUTION; INTERACTIONS; LANTHANUM IONS; MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; PYROCHLORE; RARE EARTHS; RHENIUM IONS; SPACE GROUPS; SPECTROSCOPY; SPIN; SYNTHESIS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; TRIGONAL LATTICES; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ZINC IONS