Pressure induced structural transitions of spin ladder compounds SrCu2O3 and Sr2Cu3O5

Hirofumi Yoshida, Takashi Saito, Takahiro Yamada, Masaki Azuma, Mikio Takano

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Pressure induced phase transitions were found in spin ladder compounds SrCu2O3 and Sr2Cu3O5 powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) experiment with diamond anvil cell (DAC) and synchrotron radiation. The structure of the HP phase of SrCu2O3 was successfully solved by Rietvelt analysis. In the orthorhombic structure (space group Pmmn) with unit-cell parameters of a=10.628 Å, b=3.885 Å and c=3.282 Å, the Cu2O3 planes at SrCu2O3 became "fluttering" as that of CaCu2O3. Application of an external pressure induced a structural transition as a substitution of smaller cation (Ca for Sr) did.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Diamond anvil cell
  • Pressure induced phase transition
  • Rietvelt analysis
  • Spin ladder compound
  • Synchrotron radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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