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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Structural and magnetic study of LaBaCoCuO5+delta|
de Lima, OF
|Abstract:||The structure and magnetic properties of the compound LaBaCuCoO5+delta have been studied for the non-stoichiometric oxygen concentration delta approximate to 0.6. The structure is pseudo-cubic with a tripled perovskite unit cell. The crystal structure was determined by a combined Rietveld fit to neutron and synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction data in the orthorhombic Pmmm space group, with cell parameters a=3.9223(3) angstrom, b=3.9360(3) angstrom, c=11.7073(8) angstrom, and V=180.74(2) angstrom(3) (room temperature). Antiferromagnetic ordering of Cu and Co magnetic moments is observed below 205(4) K. The magnetic structure with cell a(M)=2a, b(M)=2b, and c(M)=2c, could be described with the Shubnikov space group Fmmm'. The magnetic moments of both equivalent Cu/Co sites were determined at 50 and 170 K to be 0.83(3)mu(B) and 0.58(3)mu(B), respectively, consistent with one unpaired electron per atom. The fit of the intensities to a simple mean field magnetic model appeared to be insufficient to account for the variation of moments at temperatures close to T-N while a three dimensional Heisenberg model could improve the fit. Susceptibility measurements between 4 and 350 K also show irreversibility below 150 K. The local environments of Cu and Co were studied by extended x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy at both absorption edges. Cu atoms adopt an elongated octahedral or square-based pyramidal oxygen environment which suggests mainly the presence of Cu(II) in the structure. Co adopts different local environments, depending on the electronic and spin states.|
|Editor:||American Physical Soc|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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