The direct confirmation of the existence of Cd-stabilized β″″-ferrite prepared as a stable phase in a K2O-Fe2O3-CdO system was done by high-resolution electron microscopy. It was confirmed that the Cd-stabilized β″″-ferrite had a rhombohedral symmetry with lattice constants a = 0.600 and c = 5.026 nm. The structure is composed of an alternate stacking of ion-conductive layers and spinel-like blocks which have six cubic close-packed oxygen layers expressed as · · · A1(BCABCA)B1(CABCAB)C1(ABCABC)A1 · · ·. In addition, twins which had reversed stacking sequences were observed in the spinel-like blocks.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry