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Title: Structural phase transitions in the kagome lattice based materials Cs 2-xRbxSnCu3F12 (x = 0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5)
Authors: Downie, L. J.
Black, C.
Ardashnikova, E. I.
Tang, C. C.
Vasiliev, A. N.
Golovanov, A. N.
Berdonosov, P. S.
Dolgikh, V. A.
Lightfoot, P.
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: Structural phase transitions in the kagome lattice based materials Cs 2-xRbxSnCu3F12 (x = 0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5) / L. J. Downie, C. Black, E. I. Ardashnikova, et al. — DOI 10.1039/c4ce00788c // CrystEngComm. — 2014. — Vol. 16. — Iss. 32. — P. 7419-7425.
Abstract: The solid solution Cs2-xRbxSnCu3F 12 (x = 0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5) has been investigated crystallographically between 100 and 300 K using synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction and, in the case of x = 0, neutron powder diffraction. For Cs2SnCu 3F12 (x = 0), there is a structural transition from the previously reported room temperature rhombohedral symmetry (R3m) to monoclinic (P21/n) symmetry at 170 K. This transformation is repeated for the x = 0.5 composition, but with an increased transition temperature of 250 K. For x = 1.0 the monoclinic phase is found at 300 K, suggesting that the transition temperature is increased even further. For x = 1.5 a different behaviour, more akin to that previously reported for Rb2SnCu3F 12, is found: a single phase transition between rhombohedral symmetry (R3) and triclinic symmetry (P1) is found at 280 K. In agreement with previous single crystal studies, Cs2SnCu3F12 powder exhibits strong antiferromagnetic interactions (Θ ~ -268 K) and long-range magnetic order at TN ~ 19.3 K. The finite magnetic moment observed for T < TN might be explained by a Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, due to the lowering of symmetry from rhombohedral to monoclinic, which was not suggested in the earlier single crystal study. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 84904759187
PURE ID: 422953
ISSN: 14668033
DOI: 10.1039/c4ce00788c
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