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Site-specific substitution of Fe in YFexMn2-xO5: X-ray investigations and DFT
Weißbach, T.; Führlich, T.; Wunderlich, F.; Leisegang, T.; Dshemuchadse, J.; Rother, A.; Souptel, D.; Behr, G.; Chaplygin, I.; Seifert, G.; Gemming, S.; Meyer, D. C.;
YMnFeO5 is a ferrimagnet below 165 K [1]. Its crystal structure is derived from that of the ferromagnetic and low-temperature ferroelectric YMn2O5 by occupation of the Mn position possessing pyramidal oxygen environment with Fe; the other Mn site is coordinated by oxygen in an octahedral manner. Powder samples for x = 0, 0.25, 0.5, 1 [2] were inspected by X-ray powder diffraction and EXAFS, single crystals (x = 0.07, 0.25) by single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods. The structure data show a significant displacement of Fe within the oxygen pyramid, while the Mn position remains nearly constant with respect to the surrounding oxygen atoms. All-electron density-functional calculations in the LSDA+U approximation for the x = 1 compound [3] are in good agreement with the collinear, commensurate ferrimagnetic ordering of the magnetic moments as proposed in [1]. [1] Munoz, A. et al., Chem. Mater. 16, 4087 (2004); [2] all materials prepared by D. Souptel at IFW Dresden; [3] FPLO: Koepernik, K. et al., Phys. Rev. B 59, 1743 (1999).
Keywords: ferrimagnet, magnet, multiferroic, manganite, density functional, DFT, X-ray, EXAFS
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    16th International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements (SCTE2008), 26.-31.07.2008, Dresden, Deutschland

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