Structure and magnetic susceptibility of MnNb3O6
1999 (English)In: Solid State Sciences, ISSN 1293-2558, Vol. 1, 567-575 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The mixed valence state niobium compound MnNb3O6 was found while studying phase formations in the system MnO-Nb2O5-NbO. It is isostructural with AxNb3O6, x ≤ 1 and A = Na, Ca. Single crystals were obtained by heating MnC2O4 · 2H2O and Nb2O5 in a flow of H2 at 1300 °C. Monophasic samples were also prepared by heating stoichiometric mixtures of MnO, Nb2O5 and Nb in niobium ampoules under Ar(g) at 1100 °C. The crystal structure of MnNb3O6 (Immm, Z = 4, a = 7.1057(5), b = 10.1420(6), c = 6.5341(5) Å) was refined, using singlecrystal MoKα X-ray diffraction data, to a weighted R value of 0.018 for 329 unique reflections. The structure contains undulating layers of NbO6 octahedra of the type α2[NbO6/2]in the ac-plane, with the octahedra sharing edges along and corners along . Between the layers there are columns along of edge-sharing square MnO8 prisms alternating with columns containing Nb2O8 clusters with an Nb-Nb distance of 2.6163(5) Å. The magnetic susceptibility shows a Curie-Weiss behaviour: χM = C/(T+θ) with θ ≈ −22 K and μeff = 6.0(1) μB for T ≥ ca. 35 K, with a small deviation from this dependence at lower temperatures, indicating Mn2+ ions with localised magnetic moments and antiferromagnetic interactions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 1, 567-575 p.
Research subject Inorganic Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-43880DOI: 10.1016/S1293-2558(00)80108-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-43880DiVA: diva2:371575