Effects of A-site substitution on the structure and magnetic properties of Bi(0.15)Sr(0.85-y)Ae(y)Co(1-x)Fe(x)O(3-delta) perovskites
Journal article, 2009

The effects of partial substitution of Sr2+ by Ca2+ and Ba2+ on the A-site of oxygen-deficient perovskites, Bi(0.15)Sr(0.85-y)Ae(y)Co(1-x)FeO(3-delta), where y = 0.28 for Ae = Ba and y = 0.17 for Ae = Ca, and 0.0 <= x <= 1.0, have been investigated. The differing ionic size of the Ca2+ and Ba2+ cations influences both the crystal structure and the properties of the materials. The smaller Ca2+ cation favoured formation of an oxygen vacancy ordered perovskite superstructure (14/mmm, a = 2ap, c = 4a(p)), meanwhile the presence of the larger Ba2+ cation promoted a disordered simple cubic structure (Pm (3) over barm, a = ap) that was also found for all Fe containing samples, i.e. x >= 0.25. The samples were studied with PXRD, NPD, TGA, electron microscopy and magnetic susceptibility measurements. All as-prepared samples exhibited long range G-type antiferromagnetic ordering. The effect of oxygen annealing was dramatic for the Bi0.15Sr0.68Ca0.17Co1-xFexO3-delta series, with a disappearance of magnetic order for x >= 0.25 linked to increasing spin-glass properties. The oxygen content of the Bi0.15Sr0.57Ba0.28Co1-xFexO3-delta as-prepared materials was generally higher than their Ca substituted counterparts, and the long range antiferromagnetic order was more resistant to oxygen annealing. (C) 2009 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Perovskite supercell








Neutron diffraction


Oxygen vacancies


Annika Eriksson

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Environmental Inorganic Chemistry

T. Tran

University of Gothenburg

S. Saxin

University of Gothenburg

G. Svensson

Stockholm University

P. Svedlindh

Uppsala University

Sten Eriksson

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Environmental Inorganic Chemistry

C. S. Knee

University of Gothenburg

Solid State Sciences

1293-2558 (ISSN)

Vol. 11 11 1945-1954

Subject Categories

Inorganic Chemistry



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