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Title: Monoclinic distortion and magnetic coupling in the double perovskite Sr{sub 2−x}Ca{sub x}YRuO{sub 6}

Abstracts: This work investigates in the insulating double perovskites Sr{sub 2−x}Ca{sub x}YRuO{sub 6}. We address the angular dependence of the strength of the magnetic coupling due to the deviation from planarity of the basal layers of the monoclinic structure, characterized by the in-plane angle α<180°, in order to probe the impact of the structural distortions in the magnetic properties of the compounds. High resolution x-ray powder diffraction, susceptibility, and specific heat measurements were performed. The deviation from planarity significantly increases (α=144° for x=1) while the bond distances vary in a complex way as a consequence of the strong monoclinic distortion. We found that the magnetic transition temperature, T{sub M}, shows a linear dependence on cos [(π−α)/2]. This result is discussed in terms of t{sub 2g}(π)–e{sub g}(σ) mixing of the magnetic orbitals of the Ru{sup 5+} ions and unbalanced competitive super-exchange interactions. The deleterious effect of Ca doping for the magnetic coupling is confirmed by the reduction in the short-range antiferromagnetic correlations characteristic of the parent compound at T>>T{sub M} and the enhancement of magnetic frustration for T
Authors:
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  1. Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Universitária, Rio de Janeiro 21941-972 (Brazil)
  2. Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University, 91904 Jerusalem (Israel)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22451142
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solid State Chemistry; Journal Volume: 220; 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; BOND LENGTHS; COUPLING; EXCHANGE INTERACTIONS; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MIXING; MONOCLINIC LATTICES; NEEL TEMPERATURE; OXYGEN; PEROVSKITE; RUTHENIUM IONS; SPECIFIC HEAT; X-RAY DIFFRACTION