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Charge-ordering transition in iron oxide Fe₄O₅ involving competing dimer and trimer formation

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Ovsyannikov, Sergey V. ; Bykov, Maxim ; Bykova, Elena ; Kozlenko, Denis P. ; Tsirlin, Alexander A. ; Karkin, Alexander E. ; Shchennikov, Vladimir V. ; Kichanov, Sergey E. ; Gou, Huiyang ; Abakumov, Artem M. ; Egoavil, Ricardo ; Verbeeck, Johan ; McCammon, Catherine ; Dyadkin, Vadim ; Chernyshov, Dmitry ; van Smaalen, Sander ; Dubrovinsky, Leonid:
Charge-ordering transition in iron oxide Fe₄O₅ involving competing dimer and trimer formation.
In: Nature Chemistry. Vol. 8 (May 2016) Issue 5 . - pp. 501-508.
ISSN 1755-4349
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2478

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Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Alexander-von-Humboldt Forschungsgemeinschaft National Natural Science Foundation of China Russian Science Foundation Federal Ministry for Education and Research Fund for Scientific Research Flanders

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Phase transitions that occur in materials, driven, for instance, by changes in temperature or pressure, can dramatically change the materials' properties. Discovering new types of transitions and understanding their mechanisms is important not only from a fundamental perspective, but also for practical applications. Here we investigate a recently discovered Fe₄O₅ that adopts an orthorhombic CaFe₃O₅-type crystal structure that features linear chains of Fe ions. On cooling below ∼ 150 K, Fe₄O₅ undergoes an unusual charge-ordering transition that involves competing dimeric and trimeric ordering within the chains of Fe ions. This transition is concurrent with a significant increase in electrical resistivity. Magnetic-susceptibility measurements and neutron diffraction establish the formation of a collinear antiferromagnetic order above room temperature and a spin canting at 85 K that gives rise to spontaneous magnetization. We discuss possible mechanisms of this transition and compare it with the trimeronic charge ordering observed in magnetite below the Verwey transition temperature.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Group Material Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Group Material Sciences > Chair Crystallography
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Group Material Sciences > Chair Crystallography > Chair Crystallography - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sander van Smaalen
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Advanced Materials
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
500 Science > 530 Physics
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2016 10:38
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 09:28
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/35391