Synthesis and characterization of La4BaCu5O13+delta and La4BaCu5-xMxO13+delta: M=Fe, Co, Ni, Zn

P S Anderson, C A Kirk, J M S Skakle, A R West

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La4BaCu5-xMxO13+delta: M = Fe, Co, Ni, Zn were prepared by the solid-state route at 1000degreesC. Solid solution limits of x = 1.0(1) [Fe], x = 1.1(1) [Co], x = 1.56(7) [Ni] and x = 0.47(1) [Zn] were determined from XRD and EPMA results. Rietveld refinement of combined XRD/neutron powder diffraction data was carried out on undoped La4BaCu5O13 + delta and x = 1 for M = Fe, Co, Ni. For La4BaCu5O13 + delta, which is an oxygen-deficient perovskite, the presence of square planar CuO4 groups, disordered over the Cu(2) sites with CuO5 square pyramids, is indicated, together with, for delta < 0, either square planar CuO4 or square pyramidal CuO5 and octahedral CuO6 groups disordered over the Cu(l) sites. For M = Fe, Ni, there was preferential substitution onto the one-fold octahedral site; for M = Co, substitution took place on both the one-fold octahedral and four-fold square pyramidal sites. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science (USA). All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2003



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