Magnetic Properties of Transition Metal Fluoride Perovskites

Lucy Mary Clark, Philip Lightfoot

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Perovskite-type transition metal fluorides display a vast variety of compositional and structural variations and, as a result, a wealth of interesting magnetic behaviours. In this Chapter we present an overview of the magnetic properties of several different classes of perovskite-type 3d transition metal fluorides. Included in this discussion are cubic perovskites, such as the KMF3 (M = Mn – Ni) series that display antiferromagnetic ordering transitions at high temperatures; distorted perovskite derivatives, such as the orbitally-ordered, Jahn-Teller active KCuF3 system exhibiting one-dimensional magnetic character; layered perovskites, for example Ruddlesden-Popper phases including (K,Rb)2MF4 (M = Mn, Co, Ni) and (K,Rb,Cs)2CuF4 that demonstrate two-dimensional antiferro- and ferromagnetism, respectively; layered BaMF4 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni), an important family of geometric multiferroics; and hexagonal perovskites, such as the transition metal fluorides of the 6H hexagonal polytype that undergo ferrimagnetic ordering upon cooling. For each example, the magnetic response, and how it arises, are discussed in terms of the relevant perovskite structure type.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonic and Electronic Properties of Fluoride Materials
Subtitle of host publicationProgress in Fluorine Science Series
EditorsAlain Tressaud, Kenneth Poeppelmeier
ISBN (Electronic)9780128017951
ISBN (Print)9780128016398
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameProgress in Fluorine Science


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