A novel quadruple perovskite oxide CeCu3Co4O12 has been synthesized in high-pressure and high-temperature conditions of 12 GPa and 1273 K. Rietveld refinement of the synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction pattern reveals that this oxide crystallizes in a cubic quadruple perovskite structure with the 1:3-type ordering of Ce and Cu ions at the A-site. X-ray absorption spectroscopy analysis demonstrates the valence-state transitions in the ACu3Co4O12 series (A = Ca, Y, Ce) from Ca2+Cu3+3Co3.25+4O12 to Y3+Cu3+3Co3+4O12 to Ce4+Cu2.67+3Co3+4O12, where the electrons are doped in the order from B-site (Co3.25+ → Co3+) to A′-site (Cu3+ → Cu2.67+). This electron-doping sequence is in stark contrast to the typical B-site electron doping for simple ABO3-type perovskite and quadruple perovskites CaCu3B4O12 (B = V, Cr, Mn), further differing from the monotonical A′-site electron doping for Na1-xLaxMn3Ti4O12 and A′- and B-site electron doping for AMn3V4O12 (A = Na, Ca, La). The differences in the electron-doping sequences are interpreted by rigid-band models, proposing a wide variety of electronic states for the complex transition-metal oxides containing the multiple valence-variable ions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry