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High-Pressure Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Magnetic Properties of Sr2MnO3F: A New Member of Layered Perovskite Oxyfluorides

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posted on 2016-02-22, 00:00 authored by Yu Su, Yoshihiro Tsujimoto, Yoshitaka Matsushita, Yahua Yuan, Jianfeng He, Kazunari Yamaura
We have successfully synthesized Sr2MnO3F, a new layered perovskite oxyfluoride with a n = 1 Ruddlesden–Popper-type structure using a high-pressure, high-temperature method. Structural refinements against synchrotron X-ray diffraction data collected from manganese oxyfluoride demonstrated that it crystallizes in a tetragonal cell with the space group I4/mmm, in which the Mn cation is located at the octahedral center position. This is in stark contrast to the related oxyhalides that have square-pyramidal coordination such as Sr2MO3X (M = Fe, Co, Ni; X = F, Cl) and Sr2MnO3Cl. There was no evidence of O/F site order, but close inspection of the anion environment centered at the Mn cation on the basis of bond-valence-sum calculation suggested preferential occupation of the apical sites by the F ion with one oxide ion in a random manner. Magnetic susceptibility and heat capacity measurements revealed an antiferromagnetic ordering at 133 K (=TN), which is much higher than that of the chloride analogue with corrugated MnO2 planes (TN = 80 K).