Time-of-flight powder neutron diffraction study of the structure of Ba 2PbO4

Matthew J. Rosseinsky, Kosmas Prassides

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Dibarium lead(IV) tetraoxide, Mr = 545·88, tetragonal, I4/mmm, Z = 2.T=5K: a = 4·29650 (2), c= 13·2285 (1)Å, V= 244·196 (4) Å3, Dx = 7·424 g cm -3. T=298K: a = 4·30241 (1), c = 13·26070 (5) Å, V= 245·466 (2) Å3, Dx = 7·386 g cm-3. Rietveld refinement using time-of-flight powder neutron diffraction data [TOF 30000·103000 μs, 184 contributing reflections, 5 K; TOF 35000·110000 μs, 122 contributing reflections, 298 K] resulted in Rwp = 2·6 (Rexp = 2·1), Χ2 = 1·5 at 5K and Rwp = 5·1 (R exp = 3·0), Χ2 = 3·0 at 298 K. Our results confirm the room-temperature structure determined earlier by X-ray work and show the lack of structural distortions down to 5 K. They also permit a very precise determination of the geometry of the Pb06 octahedra, showing that the tetragonal distortion had been overestimated before by at least a factor of 10. The implication of this result for recent band-structure calculations is stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2519-2522
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 1

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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