Polycrystalline Ba2MnWO6 (BMW) and Sr 2MnWO6 (SMW) samples were studied between 80 and 1200 K by Raman scattering spectroscopy. In the case of BMW (space group Fm3̄m), four Raman active vibrational modes, predicted by factor group analysis, were identified. Raman scattering studies with different wavelengths revealed a resonant bands between 300 and 800 cm-1. The origin of these bands was related to the Franck-Condon process. Line broadening versus temperature and phonon frequency were studied, and a qualitative explanation was proposed. SMW samples had considerably more complex Raman spectra. It was found that SMW transformed from tetragonal (room-temperature space group P42/n) to the cubic phase between 670 and 690 K; the phase transition temperature was dependent on sample preparation conditions, and it was considerably lower than in the case of large grain size powders. The role of grain size in phase transition is discussed. Mn ions were found to have a crucial role in the lattice dynamics of both materials.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry