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Title: Single crystal and magnetic structures of maricite-type AgMnVO{sub 4}

Single crystals of the ternary manganese vanadate AgMnVO{sub 4}, were grown using AgVO{sub 3} flux. The structure was determined from single crystal X-ray diffraction data. The magnetic structure and properties of AgMnVO{sub 4} were characterized by magnetic susceptibility, specific heat, and low-temperature neutron powder diffraction measurements. AgMnVO{sub 4} crystallizes in the maricite-type structure with space group Pnma, a=9.5393(12), b=6.8132(9), c=5.3315(7) Å and Z=4. AgMnVO{sub 4} contains MnO{sub 4} chains made up of edge-sharing MnO{sub 6} octahedra, and these chains are interlinked by the VO{sub 4} and AgO{sub 4} tetrahedra. The specific heat measurements indicate a 3D-antiferromagnetic ordering at ∼12.1 K and the neutron powder diffraction measurements at 5 K show that the Mn{sup 2+}magnetic moments are antiferromagnetically coupled within the chains which are antiferromagnetically coupled to each other. - Graphical abstract: The AgMnVO{sub 4} crystals could be grown in AgVO{sub 3} flux and the magnetic structure was determined from neutron powder diffraction data. The spins in each MnO{sub 4} chain along [0 1 0] are antiferromagnetically coupled, while these antiferromagnetic chains are antiferromagnetically coupled along [0 0 1] but have a non-collinear arrangement along [1 0 1]. - Highlights: • We have been able to grow AgMnVO{sub 4} single crystals,more » using AgVO{sub 3} flux. • We solved its crystal structure using single crystal data. • We carried out magnetic susceptibility and specific heat measurements. • We solved the magnetic structure from low-temperature neutron powder diffraction data. • We compared the magnetic structure to that of NaFePO{sub 4}.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Research Institute for Ubiquitous Energy Devices, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-8-31, Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577 (Japan)
  2. ICMCB, CNRS, Université Bordeaux 1, 87 Avenue du Docteur Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac Cedex (France)
  3. Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Lucas Heights, NSW 2234 (Australia)
  4. School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22443512
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 221; 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; ANTIFERROMAGNETISM; MAGNETIC MOMENTS; MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY; MANGANESE; MANGANESE IONS; MANGANESE OXIDES; MONOCRYSTALS; NEUTRON DIFFRACTION; ORTHORHOMBIC LATTICES; PERMANGANATES; SPACE GROUPS; SPECIFIC HEAT; SPIN; X-RAY DIFFRACTION