Structural and Solid-State Examination of Ca4Mn3O10 and Sr4Mn3O10

H.J. Rossell, P. Goodman, S. Bulcock, R.H. March, S.J. Kennedy, T.J. White, Francis Lincoln, K.S. Murray

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Abstract

A comparative study of the manganates Ca4Mn3O10 and Sr4Mn3O10 shows them to belong to distinct structural classes, of Ruddlesden-Popper and Cs4Ni3F10 type respectively. Our determinations show both compounds to be orthorhombic, with Ca4Mn3O10 in space group Ccc2, with a = 5.240, b = 26.823, c = 5.276 Angstrom, and Sr4Mn3O10 in space group P222(1), with the cell dimensions of a = 5.481(1), b = 6.237(1), c = 12.528(2) Angstrom. In addition, Ca4Mn3O10 is found to undergo a transition at 122 K, below which temperature there is evidence for antiferromagnetic ordering and for a sharp conductor-to-insulator transition. This appears to be a new form of giant magnetoresistance (GMR), differing from previous reports in that it occurs in an undoped, layered bulk perovskite.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-217
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science
Volume49
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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