Direct hydrothermal synthesis and physical properties of rare-earth and yttrium orthochromite perovskites
Sardar, Kripasindhu, Lees, Martin R., Kashtiban, Reza J., Sloan, Jeremy and Walton, Richard I.. (2011) Direct hydrothermal synthesis and physical properties of rare-earth and yttrium orthochromite perovskites. Chemistry of Materials, Vol.23 (No.1). pp. 48-56. ISSN 0897-4756Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm102925z
We describe a systematic study of the hydrothermal synthesis of rare-earth orthochromites, RCrO3 (R = La, Pr, Sm, Gd, Dy, Ho, Yb, and Lu) and YCrO3. All nine of these materials can be prepared in a single step by hydrothermal treatment of an amorphous mixed-metal hydroxide at temperatures above 300 °C upon heating around 24 h, with no post-synthesis annealing needed. The as-made materials are highly crystalline powders with submicrometer particle size. In the case of LaCrO3 the addition of solution additives to the hydrothermal synthesis allows some modification of crystallite form of the material, and in the presence of sodium dodecylsulfate nanocrystalline powders are produced. Profile refinement of powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) data show that each of the RCrO3 materials adopts an orthorhombic distorted (Pbmn) perovskite structure. Detailed, magnetization studies as a function of temperature reveal the high quality of the specimens, with low temperature antiferromagnetic behavior seen by direct current (DC) magnetization, and TN values that correlate with the structural distortion. A high temperature structural phase transition (540 K to rhombohedral R3̅c) seen by variable temperature XRD in the hydrothermally prepared LaCrO3 is consistent with the reported behavior of the same composition prepared using conventional high temperature synthesis.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Chemistry
Faculty of Science > Physics
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Perovskite -- Synthesis, Thermochemistry, Crystallography, Rare earths -- Thermal properties|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Chemistry of Materials|
|Publisher:||American Chemical Society|
|Page Range:||pp. 48-56|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)|
|Grant number:||EP/F012721 (EPSRC)|
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