An investigation of the electronic, structural and magnetic properties of the ruddlesden-popper phase Sr3RuCoO7

H. A. Hopper, E. J. Wildman, D. E. Macphee, F. Sher, C. Ritter, M. Lledos, G. Stenning, A. C. McLaughlin*

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The structural, magnetic and electronic properties of the Ruddlesden-Popper material Sr3CoRuO7 have been investigated. Examination of the dc and ac magnetic susceptibility demonstrates that Sr3CoRuO7 exhibits a spin glass transition at 40 K and a magnetic transition at 140 K. Variable-temperature neutron powder diffraction experiments showed no evidence of magnetic diffraction peaks down to 5 K. This suggests the transition at 140 K is a result of short range magnetic order or magnetic clustering of the Co/Ru spins. Sr3CoRuO7 is semiconducting and Mott variable range hopping behaviour is observed below 240 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-317
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Early online date15 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017



  • Antiferromagnet
  • Crystal structure
  • Diffraction
  • Neutron
  • Ruddlesden Popper
  • Spin glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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