Magnetic and neutron diffraction study on quaternary oxides MTeMoO 6 (M = Mn and Zn)

Yoshihiro Doi, Ryo Suzuki, Yukio Hinatsu, Kenji Ohoyama

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Crystal structures and magnetic properties of quaternary oxides MTeMoO 6 (M = Mn and Zn) were investigated. From the Rietveld analyses for the powder x-ray and neutron diffraction measurements, their detailed structures have been determined. Both compounds have orthorhombic structure with space group P 21212 and a charge configuration of M 2+Te4+Mo6+O6. ZnTeMoO6 shows diamagnetic behavior. In this structure, M ions are arranged in a square-planar manner. The temperature dependence of the magnetic susceptibility for MnTeMoO6 shows a broad peak at ∼33K, which is due to a two-dimensional characteristic of the magnetic interaction. In addition, this compound shows an antiferromagnetic transition at 20K. The magnetic structure was determined by the powder neutron diffraction measurement at 3.3K. The magnetic moments of Mn2+ ions (4.45μB) order in a collinear antiferromagnetic arrangement along the b axis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046006
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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