Topotactic synthesis of strontium cobalt oxyhydride thin film with perovskite structure

Tsukasa Katayama, Akira Chikamatsu, Hideyuki Kamisaka, Yuichi Yokoyama, Yasuyuki Hirata, Hiroki Wadati, Tomoteru Fukumura, Tetsuya Hasegawa

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The substitution of hydride anions (H-) into transition metal oxides has recently become possible through topotactic reactions or high-pressure synthesis methods. However, the fabrication of oxyhydrides is still difficult because of their inherently less-stable frameworks. In this study, we successfully fabricated perovskite SrCoOxHy thin films via the topotactic hydride doping of brownmillerite SrCoO2.5 epitaxial thin films with CaH2. The perovskite-type cation framework was maintained during the topotactic treatment owing to epitaxial stabilization. Structural and chemical analyses accompanied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy measurements revealed that the doped hydride ions form a two-dimensional network of Co-H--Co bonds, in contrast to other reported perovskite oxyhydrides, SrMO3-xHx (M = Cr, Ti, V). The SrCoOxHy thin film exhibited insulating behavior and had a direct band gap of 2.1 eV. Thus, topotactic hydride doping of transition-metal-oxide thin films on suitable substrates is a promising method for the synthesis of new transition metal oxyhydrides.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107147
JournalAIP Advances
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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