Reference : Structural Chemistry and Spin-glass Behaviour of Nd18Li8Fe4TiO39
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Structural Chemistry and Spin-glass Behaviour of Nd18Li8Fe4TiO39
[en] Chimie structurale et comportement de verre de spin de Nd18Li8Fe4TiO39
Thammajak, N [University of Oxford > Inorganic Chemistry > > >]
Battle, Peter D. [University of Oxford > Inorganic Chemistry > > >]
Grandjean, Fernande mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de physique > Département de physique >]
Long, Gary J. mailto [Missouri University of Science and Technology > Chemistry > > >]
Ramos, S []
Journal of Solid State Chemistry
Academic Press
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San Diego
[en] x-ray diffraction ; magnetic properties ; Mossbauer spectroscopy
[en] Nd18Li8Fe4TiO39 has been synthesised and characterised by neutron powder diffraction, X-ray absorption
spectroscopy, Mossbauer spectroscopy and magnetometry. The cubic structure (Pm3 n,
a=411.97227(8) Å) is based on intersecting <1 1 1> chains comprised of alternating octahedral and
trigonal-prismatic coordination sites. These chains lie within hexagonal-prismatic cavities formed by a
Nd–O framework. The larger of the two crystallographically distinct octahedral sites, 8e, is occupied by
iron, titanium and lithium in a ratio of 76:20:4; the smaller, 2a, is occupied by iron and titanium in a
ratio of 79:21. The trigonal-prismatic site, 16i, is occupied by lithium and iron in a ratio of 98:2. The
cations on the 2a sites are assigned as Ti4+and low-spin Fe4+, and those on the 16i sites as Li+ and
Fe3+. The 8e sites are thought to be occupied by Li+, Fe3+ and Ti3+. Nd18Li8Fe4TiO39 undergoes a
transition to a spin-glass state at 4.25(5) K.

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