Single crystals of the title compound, strontium tetra-praseo-dymium tris-(silicate) oxide, SrPr4(SiO4)3O, have been grown by the self-flux method using SrCl2. The structure is isotypic with the apatite supergroup family having the generic formula IX M12 VII M23(IV TO4) 3 X, where M = alkaline earth and rare earth metals, T = Si and X = O. The M1 site (3.. symmetry) is occupied by Pr and Sr atoms with almost even proportions and is surrounded by nine O atoms forming a tricapped trigonal prism. The M2 site (m.. symmetry) is almost exclusively occupied by Pr and surrounded by seven O atoms, forming a distorted penta-gonal bipyramid. The Si atom (m.. symmetry) is surrounded by two O (m.. symmetry) and two O atoms in general positions, forming an isolated SiO4 tetra-hedron. Another O atom at the inversion centre (6̄ .. symmetry) is surrounded by three M2 sites, forming an equilateral triangle perpendicular to the c axis.
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Sep|
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- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics