The crystal and magnetic structures of Sr2CoFeO5

P. D. Battle*, T. C. Gibb, P. Lightfoot

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The crystal and magnetic structures of the brownmillerite Sr2CoFeO5 have been refined from neutron powder diffraction data collected at room temperature, space group Icmm, a = 5.6243(2), b = 15.6515(5), c = 5.5017(2) Å. The transition metal ions are partially ordered over the 6- and 4-coordinate cation sites; in addition the 4-coordinate sites themselves have a positional disorder. The compound shows G-type antiferromagnetic order at room temperature with ordered magnetic moments of 3.2 and 2.9 μB, aligned along z, at the 6- and 4-coordinate sites, respectively. The low magnitude of the ordered moments is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-339
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988


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