C. Ritter

Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France

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    ABSTRACT: The opening of a spin gap in the orthorhombic compounds CeT$_2$Al$_{10}$ (T = Ru and Os) is followed by antiferromagnetic ordering at $T_N$ = 27 K and 28.5 K, respectively, with a small ordered moment (0.29$-$0.34$\mu_B$) along the $c-$axis, which is not an easy axis of the crystal field (CEF). In order to investigate how the moment direction and the spin gap energy change with 10\% La doping in Ce$_{1-x}$La$_x$T$_2$Al$_{10}$ (T = Ru and Os) and also to understand the microscopic nature of the magnetic ground state, we here report on magnetic, transport, and thermal properties, neutron diffraction (ND) and inelastic neutron scattering (INS) investigations on these compounds. Our INS study reveals the persistence of spin gaps of 7 meV and 10 meV in the 10\% La-doped T = Ru and Os compounds, respectively. More interestingly our ND study shows a very small ordered moment of 0.18 $\mu_B$ along the $b-$axis (moment direction changed compared with the undoped compound), in Ce$_{0.9}$La$_{0.1}$Ru$_2$Al$_{10}$, however a moment of 0.23 $\mu_B$ still along the $c-$axis in Ce$_{0.9}$La$_{0.1}$Os$_2$Al$_{10}$. This contrasting behavior can be explained by a different degree of hybridization in CeRu$_2$Al$_{10}$ and CeOs$_2$Al$_{10}$, being stronger in the latter than in the former. Muon spin rotation ($\mu$SR) studies on Ce$_{1-x}$La$_x$Ru$_2$Al$_{10}$ ($x$ = 0, 0.3, 0.5 and 0.7), reveal the presence of coherent frequency oscillations indicating a long$-$range magnetically ordered ground state for $x$ = 0 to 0.5, but an almost temperature independent Kubo$-$Toyabe response between 45 mK and 4 K for $x$ = 0.7. We will compare the results of the present investigations with those reported on the electron and hole$-$doping in CeT$_2$Al$_{10}$.
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    ABSTRACT: We report the rich magnetic behaviour of Sr2CoNb1-xTixO6 (0≤x≤0.5) oxides as a result of their complex microstructure. Although these oxides show an average simple-cubic perovskite structure, they present a flexible microstructure due to short-range ordering between Co/Ti and Nb cations in the perovskite B-sites. The microstructure consists of double-cubic perovskite domains grown in a simple-cubic perovskite matrix. The size and number of the double-cubic perovskite domains decrease as the Ti content increases. As a result of aliovalent substitution of Nb5+ by Ti4+ in the parent Sr2CoNbO6 mixed-valence Co3+/Co4+ oxides are obtained. A spin glass-like state has been observed at low temperatures for all the series, with freezing temperatures increasing with the Ti-content in the range 22 to 33 K. Furthermore, the x=0.3 and x=0.5 samples show non-interacting superparamagnetic particles-like dynamics, associated to relative high amounts Co4+, with “blocking temperatures” of 13 and ~16 K, respectively. The complex magnetic behaviour of the title oxides seems to be connected with the clustering of magnetic Co3+ and the distribution of Co4+ as a result of the microstructure.
    Dalton Transactions 01/2015; 44(8). DOI:10.1039/C4DT03112A · 4.10 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The low temperature properties of Pr0.50Sr0.50CoO3 are studied in comparison to Pr0.50Ca0.50CoO3, which is known to exhibit a Pr3+/Pr4+ valence shift below TMI~80 K. The evolution of the Pr-O network strongly differs in the Sr and Ca compounds, but both have in common a prominent and sudden contraction of some Pr-O bonds. The structural phase transition that accompanies the so-called magnetocrystalline anisotropy transition at TS~120 K in Pr0.50Sr0.50CoO3 brings about a notable contraction of some Pr-O2 bonds. The observations give support to the active participation of Pr-4f electrons at the intriguing magnetostructural transition (TS) in Pr0.50Sr0.50CoO3. In addition, we have confirmed that (in absence of praseodymium) the magnetostructural transition is suppressed in (Nd2/3La1/3)0.50Sr0.50CoO3, a perovskite with the same average cationic size at the A-site than Pr0.50Sr0.50CoO3.
    Physica B Condensed Matter 11/2014; 455. DOI:10.1016/j.physb.2014.07.045 · 1.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We present a detailed investigation of the hole (3\% Re) doping effect on the polycrystalline CeRu$_{2}$Al$_{10}$ sample by magnetization, heat capacity, resistivity, muon spin rotation ($\mu$SR), and neutron scattering (both elastic and inelastic) measurements. CeRu$_2$Al$_{10}$ is an exceptional cerium compound with an unusually high Neel temperature of 27 K. Here we study the stability of the unusual magnetic order by means of controlled doping, and we uncover further surprising attributes of this phase transition. The heat capacity, resistivity and $\mu$SR measurements reveal an onset of magnetic ordering below 23 K, while a broad peak at 31 K (i.e. above $T_N$), has been observed in the temperature dependent susceptibility, indicating an opening of a spin gap above $T_N$. Our important finding, from the neutron diffraction, is that the compound orders antiferromagnetically with a propagation vector $\bf k$ = (1 0 0) and the ordered state moment is 0.20(1)$\mu_B$ along the $b-$axis. This is in sharp contrast to the undoped compound, which shows AFM ordering at 27 K with the ordered moment of 0.39(3)$\mu_B$ along the $c-$axis. Similar to CeRu$_2$Al$_{10}$ our inelastic neutron scattering study on the Re doped shows a sharp spin gap-type excitation near 8 meV at 5 K, but with slightly reduced intensity compared to the undoped compound. Further the excitation broadens and shifts to lower energy ($\le$ 4 meV) near 35 K. These results suggest that the low temperature magnetic properties of the hole doped sample is governed by the competition between the anisotropic hybridization effect and crystal field anisotropy as observed in hole-doped CeOs$_2$Al$_{10}$.
    Physical review. B, Condensed matter 10/2014; 90(17):174412. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.90.174412 · 3.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The commensurate crystal structure of the magnetic phase occurring below 7 K of the multiferroic Pb2MnWO6 perovskite has been solved by the introduction of the superspace approach. This lead based double perovskite is characterized by a complex ferrielectric non-centrosymmetric nuclear structure with orthorhombic symmetry stable in a wide temperature range. As indicated from the analysis of powder neutron diffraction data, the low temperature antiferromagnetic structure showing propagation vector κ= [1/4 0 0] is stabilized by a multi-step process involving the evolution from incommensurate to commensurate spin ordering with a concomitant change of the magnetic symmetry. The determination of the Pb2MnWO6 magnetic structure offers a meaningful example of the superspace application and provides a detailed phase diagram of the involved magnetic states. Nowadays this ordered perovskite could be considered as a new type of multiferroic material encountering ferrielectric property and long period antiferromagnetic structure
    09/2014; 2(43). DOI:10.1039/C4TC01450B
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    ABSTRACT: We have studied the structural and physical properties of the La2-xTbxCoMnO6 series. The crystal and magnetic structures of these compounds were determined by x-ray and neutron diffraction techniques. All samples belong to the family of double perovskites with space group P21/n, but the Co/Mn ordering is not perfect, and antisite defects are formed. The concentration of these defects increases for intermediate compositions, indicating that La/Tb disorder influences the Co/Mn arrangement. A ferromagnetic ground state is established due to the strong Mn(4+)-O-Co(2+) superexchange interaction. For the intermediate compositions and at low temperature, the Co/Mn ordering is accompanied by the ordering of Tb(3+) moments in the ab-plane, indicating a mutual polarization between both sublattices. Macroscopic magnetic properties reveal that Curie temperature decreases as Tb content increases in correlation with the increase of the structural distortion. All samples show semiconducting behaviour, and overall the electrical resistivity increases with decreasing La-content. The dielectric constant (ε') has a value of around 12 at low temperatures for all samples, revealing the lack of permanent dipoles. The temperature dependence of ε' on warming exhibits a strong increase that depends heavily on the frequency of the electric field. This effect is ascribed to non-intrinsic effects such as contacts or internal barrier-layers.
    Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 09/2014; 26(38):386001. DOI:10.1088/0953-8984/26/38/386001 · 2.22 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Aliovalent substitution of Nb(5+) by Ti(4+) in Sr2LuNbO6 is limited to 10% of Nb atoms. A full structural determination by NPD confirms this and reveals that the structure is better described as a superstructure of the simple cubic perovskite (as previously reported) with the monoclinic cell 2(1/2)ap × 2(1/2)ap × 2ap and β ≈ 90° (S.G. P21/n). The substituted materials present both oxygen-vacancies induced by charge compensation and Sr-deficiency. Therefore, their formula should be given as Sr2-yLuNb1-xTixO6-δ. Electrical properties can be fully understood considering these compositional defects. The parent compound Sr2LuNbO6 presents low electrical conductivity in air, which improves by more than one order of magnitude upon Ti substitution. In any case, the title oxides show low electrical conductivity in a wide oxygen partial pressure (pO2) range (10(-25) atm ≤ pO2 ≤ 10(-1) atm). At high pO2 the conductivity increases with pO2 due to oxygen-vacancy annihilation and hole creation, according to a general p-type semiconducting mechanism; A-site substoichiometry and Ti-substitution are the origin of this behaviour. In the low pO2 region, the conductivity increases as the oxygen partial pressure decreases. Reduction of cations, Nb(5+) or Ti(4+), supports n-type conduction by electrons and oxygen vacancy creation. For the intermediate pO2 range a low ionic conduction contribution is observed. Although the estimated ionic conductivity is not high in the substituted compounds, the strategy seems to be valid since a significant enhancement of ionic conduction is observed upon aliovalent substitution.
    Dalton Transactions 08/2014; 43(37). DOI:10.1039/c4dt01337a · 4.10 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The synthesis of the new equiatomic RScSb (R = La-Nd, Sm, Gd-Tm, Lu, Y) compounds has been recently reported. These rare earth compounds crystallize in two different crystal structures, adopting the CeScSi-type (I4/mmm) for the lighter R (La-Nd, Sm) and the CeFeSi-type (P4/nmm) structure for the heavier R (R = Gd-Tm, Lu, Y). Here we report the results of neutron diffraction, magnetization and heat capacity measurements on some of these compounds (R = Ce, Pr, Nd, Gd and Tb). Band structure calculations have also been performed on CeScSb and GdScGe (CeScSi-type), and on GdScSb and TbScSb (CeFeSi-type) to compare and understand the exchange interactions in CeScSi and CeFeSi structure types. The neutron diffraction investigation shows that all five compounds order magnetically, with the highest transition temperature of 66 K in TbScSb and the lowest of about 9 K in CeScSb. The magnetic ground state is simple ferromagnetic (τ = [0 0 0]) in CeScSb, as well in NdScSb for 32 > T > 22 K. Below 22 K a second magnetic transition, with propagation vector τ = [¼ ¼ 0], appears in NdScSb. PrScSb has a magnetic structure within, determined by mostly ferromagnetic interactions and antiferromagnetic alignment of the Pr-sites connected through the I-centering (τ = [1 0 0]). A cycloidal spiral structure with a temperature dependent propagation vector τ = [δ δ ½] is found in TbScSb. The results of magnetization and heat capacity lend support to the main conclusions derived from neutron diffraction. As inferred from a sharp peak in magnetization, GdScSb orders antiferromagnetically at 56 K. First principles calculations show lateral shift of spin split bands towards lower energy from the Fermi level as the CeScSi-type structure changes to the CeFeSi-type structure. This rigid shift may force the system to transform from exchange split ferromagnetic state to the antiferromagnetic state in RScSb compounds (as seen for example in GdScSb and TbScSb) and is proposed to explain the change-over from a ferromagnetic structure as found in the CeScSi-type compounds CeScSb and NdScSb to the antiferromagnetic state as found in TbScSb and GdScSb.
    Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 08/2014; 26(36):366001. DOI:10.1088/0953-8984/26/36/366001 · 2.22 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We present a comparative study of the magnetic transitions in metallic Pr0.50Sr0.50CoO3 (PSCO) perovskites prepared in polycrystalline and thin film forms. As the bulk system, the strained epitaxial PSCO (010) film grown on LAO (100) is metallic in all the temperature range, with a ferromagnetic transition at 225 K, close to Tc ̃ 235 K in the ceramic PSCO specimen. Unlike the bulk system, the PSCO film does not show the second magnetic transition on cooling. In the ceramic sample, the second magnetic transition is coupled to an orthorhombic-to-monoclinic symmetry change. There is a contraction of the average ⟨Pr-O⟩ bond distance in the monoclinic phase below Ta, but the ⟨Co-O⟩ bond length is not modified across the transition. The orthorhombic to monoclinic structural transition stabilizes four short Pr-O2 bonds to basal oxygens in CoO6 octahedra. A strong hybridization of Pr 4f and O 2p orbitals in these bonds can be activated at Ta and probably assist the magnetostructural transition.
    Journal of Applied Physics 04/2014; 115(17). DOI:10.1063/1.4865465 · 2.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The oxide series La2−xSrxCoTiO6 (0 ≤x≤ 1.0) belong to the perovskite family with general formula ABO3. The evolution of the room-temperature structure as a function of the Sr content was studied using complementary techniques by applying the symmetry-adapted modes formalism (AMPLIMODES). In the compositional range presented in this article (0 ≤x≤ 0.5), the compounds adopt distorted perovskite structures of monoclinic (space group P21/n) or orthorhombic (space group Pnma) symmetry, both with octahedral tilting scheme (a−a−c+) (out of phase along two perovskite main directions and in phase along the third direction). The main difference between these structures is the existence of rock-salt order of B ions in the monoclinic symmetry, which is lost for x≥ 0.30. As the Sr content increases, a better matching of the A—O and B—O distances occurs. This is produced by an elongation of the A—O distance as La3+ is replaced by the larger ion Sr2+, and the shortening of the B—O distance due to the oxidation of Co2+ to Co3+ induced by the aliovalent substitution. As a result, the cuboctahedral A-site cavity becomes less and less distorted; the A ion tends to occupy its ideal positions, increasing its coordination and giving rise to a more symmetrical structure. In the whole compositional range, the symmetry-adapted atomic displacements (modes) responsible for the out-of-phase tilting of the BO6 octahedra remain active but those associated with the in-phase tilting become negligible, anticipating for x≥ 0.6 a transition to a new structure with tilting scheme either (a0a0c−) (space group I4/mcm) or (a−a−a0) (space group Imma) or (a−a−a−) (space group Rc).
    Journal of Applied Crystallography 04/2014; 47(2). DOI:10.1107/S1600576714004907 · 3.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A-site-ordered perovskite Ce1/2Cu3Ti4O12 has been found to crystallize in two different forms, one with random and the other with ordered Ce/vacancy distribution at the A site of the prototype AA'3B4O12 structure. The random phase is isostructural with CaCu3Ti4O12, and the ordered phase is a new ordered derivative of the AA'3B4O12-type perovskite with two crystallographically distinct Cu sites. Although both phases form a G-type antiferromagnetic arrangement of Cu(2+) spins below 24 K, their magnetisms are quite different. A typical antiferromagnetic transition is observed in the random phase, whereas a small ferromagnetic moment appears below 24 K in the ordered phase, which rapidly decreases upon further cooling. A mean-field approximation approach revealed that this unusual behavior in the ordered phase is an L-type ferrimagnetism driven by the nonequivalent magnetizations of the two ferromagnetic Cu(2+) spin sublattices in the G-type spin structure. This unusual ferrimagnetism is a direct consequence of the Ce/vacancy ordering.
    Inorganic Chemistry 01/2014; 53(3). DOI:10.1021/ic402616r · 4.79 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Nuclear fuel plates based on a γU-Mo/Al mixture are proposed for research reactors. In this work their thermal behavior in the [425; 550°C] temperature range has been studied mainly by neutron and high energy X-ray diffraction. Even if complementary studies will be necessary, the kinetics of first the growth of the interaction layer between γU-Mo and Al and second of the γU-Mo destabilization have been accurately measured. This basic work should be helpful for defining manufacturing conditions for fuel plates with optimized composition.
    Powder Diffraction 11/2013; 28(s2):371. DOI:10.1017/S0885715613000894 · 0.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The synthesis and structural and magnetic characterizations of K3Fe6F19, a new iron potassium fluoride with a complex tungsten bronze related structure, are presented. This phase was found during the investigation of relatively low-temperature (600 °C) synthesis conditions of classical tetragonal tungsten bronze (TTB) fluorides and can be considered an intermediate that forms at this temperature owing to faster crystallization kinetics. The K3Fe6F19 compound has an orthorhombic structure (space group Cmcm (63), a = 7.6975(3) Å, b = 18.2843(7) Å, c = 22.0603(9) Å) related to the TTB one, where the perovskite cage is substituted by a large S-shaped channel simultaneously occupied by two potassium atoms. The magnetic structure, characterized by magnetization measurements on an oriented single crystal and powder neutron diffraction, is dominated by the presence of interconnected double stripes of antiferromagnetic triangular exchange interaction patterns alternately rotated in clock- and anticlockwise fashion. The magnetic order takes place in a wide temperature range, by increasing progressively the interaction dimensionality.
    Inorganic Chemistry 10/2013; 52(21). DOI:10.1021/ic401749q · 4.79 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: LuCuGaO4 has magnetic Cu(2+) and diamagnetic Ga(3+) ions distributed on a triangular bilayer and is suggested to undergo a spin glass transition at Tg ∼ 0.4 K. Using μSR (muon spin rotation) and neutron scattering measurements, we show that at low temperature the spins form a short range correlated state with spin fluctuations detectable over a wide range of timescales: at 0.05 K magnetic fluctuations can be detected in both the μSR time window and also extending beyond 7 meV in the inelastic neutron scattering response, indicating magnetic fluctuations spanning timescales between ∼10(-5) and ∼10(-10) s. The dynamical susceptibility scales according to the form χ″(ω)T(α), with α = 1, throughout the measured temperature range (0.05-50 K). These effects are associated with quantum fluctuations and some degree of structural disorder in ostensibly quite different materials, including certain heavy fermion alloys, kagome spin liquids, quantum spin glasses, and valence bond glasses. We therefore suggest that LuCuGaO4 is an interesting model compound for the further examination of disorder and quantum magnetism.
    Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 09/2013; 25(35):356002. DOI:10.1088/0953-8984/25/35/356002 · 2.22 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The field-induced evolution of the magnetic ordering in (CuBr)Sr2Nb3O10 with a 1/3 magnetization plateau has been investigated by neutron diffraction under magnetic fields up to 10 T. With an increasing magnetic field, the zero-field helical antiferromagnetic (AFM) phase, AF1, with κ = [0 3 /8 1 /2] is replaced by a simple ferromagnetic phase with κ = [0 0 0], the formation of which is, however, retarded by the appearance of a second AFM, AF2, with κ = [0 1 /3 ∼ 0.46]. Upon further increasing of the magnetic field, the AF2 phase disappears and only the ferromagnetic phase persists. The results clearly show that the magnetization plateau, induced by the competition between field-induced ferromagnetic, F, and AF2 phases, is coincidentally situated at M = 1/3 M S of the dc magnetization curve. The AF1 and AF2 phases have strongly differing magnetic propagation vectors and are therefore not directly related.
    Physical Review B 09/2013; 88:104401. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.88.104401 · 3.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Structural refinement, lattice micro-strain and spontaneous strain analyses have been carried out on selected members of the La(Fe1-xRux)AsO system using high-resolution neutron and synchrotron powder diffraction data. The obtained results indicate that the character of the tetragonal to orthorhombic structural transition changes from first order for x = 0.10, possibly to tricritical for x = 0.20, up to second order for x = 0.30; for x ≥ 0.40 symmetry breaking is suppressed, even though a notable increase of the lattice micro-strain develops at low temperature. By combining structural findings with previous muon spin rotation data, a phase diagram of the La(Fe1-xRux)AsO system has been drawn. Long-range ordered magnetism occurs within the orthorhombic phase (x ≤ 0.30), whereas short-range magnetism appears to be confined within the lattice strained region of the tetragonal phase up to x < 0.60. Direct comparison between the magnetic and structural properties indicates that the magnetic transition is always associated with structural symmetry breaking, although confined to a local scale at high Ru contents.
    Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 09/2013; 25(39):395701. DOI:10.1088/0953-8984/25/39/395701 · 2.22 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Structural refinement, lattice microstrain and spontaneous strain analyses have been carried out and a phase diagram has been drawn.
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    ABSTRACT: The crystal structure and magnetic properties of the RbMnPO4 zeolite-ABW-type material have been studied by temperature-dependent neutron powder diffraction, low-temperature magnetometry, and heat capacity measurements. RbMnPO4 represents a rare example of a weak ferromagnetic polar material, containing Mn(2+) ions with TN = 4.7 K. The neutron powder diffraction pattern recorded at T = 10 K shows that the compound crystallizes in the chiral and polar monoclinic space group P21 (No. 4) with the unit cell parameters: a = 8.94635(9), b = 5.43415(5), and c = 9.10250(8) Å and β = 90.4209(6)°. A close inspection of the crystal structure of RbMnPO4 shows that this material presents two different types of zigzag chains running along the b axis. This is a unique feature among the zeolite-ABW-type materials exhibiting the P21 symmetry. At low temperature, RbMnPO4 exhibits a canted antiferromagnetic structure characterized by the propagation vector k1 = 0, resulting in the magnetic symmetry P21'. The magnetic moments lie mostly along the b axis with the ferromagnetic component being in the ac plane. Due to the geometrical frustration present in this system, an intermediate phase appears within the temperature range 4.7-5.1 K characterized by the propagation vector k2 = (kx, 0, kz) with kx/kz ≈ 2. This ratio is reminiscent of the multiferroic phase of the orthorhombic RMnO3 phases (R = rare earth), suggesting that RbMnPO4 could present some multiferroic properties at low temperature. Our density functional calculations confirm the presence of magnetic frustration, which explains this intermediate incommensurate phase. Taking into account the strongest magnetic interactions, we are able to reproduce the magnetic structure observed experimentally at low temperature.
    Inorganic Chemistry 08/2013; 44(42). DOI:10.1021/ic401408f · 4.79 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The nature of triclinic to orthorhombic phase transition, at which colossal negative thermal expansion is observed, and the magnetic ordering of Bi1−xLaxNiO3 have been investigated with neutron powder diffraction (NPD) and x-ray absorption spectroscopy techniques. The presence of a charge-transfer transition from (Bi/La)3+0.5Bi5+0.5Ni2+O3 to (Bi/La)3+Ni3+O3, accompanied by the simultaneous structural distortion, was confirmed. The NPD data also revealed that magnetic ordering is present only in the insulating triclinic phase. The metallic orthorhombic phase was found to be nonmagnetic down to 10 K.
    Physical Review B 07/2013; 88(1). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.88.014112 · 3.66 Impact Factor

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  • 1991–2015
    • Institut Laue-Langevin
      Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • 2014
    • University Foundation San Pablo CEU
      • Faculty of Pharmacy
      Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • 2013
    • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
      Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France
    • Università degli studi di Parma
      • Department of Chemistry
      Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • 1993–2013
    • University of Zaragoza
      • Department of Condensed Matter Physics
      Caesaraugusta, Aragon, Spain
  • 2011
    • Università degli Studi di Genova
      • Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry
      Genova, Liguria, Italy
  • 2010
    • University Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1
      • Institut Néel
      Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France
    • ETH Zurich
      Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Moscow State Forest University
      Mytishi, Moskovskaya, Russia
  • 2009
    • University College London
      • Department of Chemistry
      Londinium, England, United Kingdom
  • 2008
    • Kyoto University
      • Division of Chemistry
      Kyoto, Kyoto-fu, Japan
  • 2007
    • Spanish National Research Council
      • Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona
      Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • 2004
    • Materials Science Institute of Barcelona
      Barcino, Catalonia, Spain
    • Durham University
      • Department of Chemistry
      Durham, England, United Kingdom
  • 2000–2002
    • University of Malaga
      Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
    • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
      Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • 1997–2002
    • Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden
      • Institute for Solid State Research
      Dresden, Saxony, Germany
    • University of Amsterdam
      Amsterdamo, North Holland, Netherlands
    • University of St Andrews
      Saint Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 1999–2000
    • French National Centre for Scientific Research
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 1992
    • University of Reading
      • Department of Chemistry
      Reading, England, United Kingdom