Pressure-And photoinduced transformation into a metastable phase in RbMn[Fe(CN)6]

Y. Moritomo, M. Hanawa, Y. Ohishi, K. Kato, M. Takata, A. Kuriki, E. Nishibori, M. Sakata, S. Ohkoshi, H. Tokoro, K. Hashimoto

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Pressure and photoirradiation effects on the structural properties were investigated for a transition metal cyanide, RbMn[Fe(CN)6], with perovskitelike structure by means of high-angle resolved synchrotron-radiation x-ray powder diffraction. We have found that (1) photoirradiation by a 532-nm pulse laser at 91 K and (2) application of hydrostatic pressure to about 2 GPa at 300 K change the system from the tetragonal low-temperature phase (I4¯m2; Z=2) to a metastable state with different crystal symmetry (P4¯n2; Z=2). We discuss the difference between the photoinduced and pressure-induced processes and suggest possible origin for the photoinduced demagnetization.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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