A variable temperature solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance and Raman scattering study of molecular dynamics in ferroelectric fluorides

Kowalczyk, Radoslaw M. and Kemp, Thomas F. and Walker, David and Pike, Kevin J. and Thomas, Pamela A. and Kreisel, J. (Jens) and Dupree, Ray and Newton, Mark E. and Hanna, John V. and Smith, Mark E. (2011) A variable temperature solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance and Raman scattering study of molecular dynamics in ferroelectric fluorides. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 23 (31). Article 315402. ISSN 0953-8984

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Abstract

The local nuclear and electronic structures and molecular dynamics of the ferroelectric lattice in selected geometric fluorides (BaMgF(4), BaZnF(4), BaMg(1-x)Mn(x)F(4) and BaMg(1-x)Ni(x)F(4); x = 0.001 and 0.005) have been investigated. The (19)F and (25)Mg isotropic chemical shift delta(iso), (25)Mg quadrupolar coupling constants (C(q)) and asymmetry parameters (eta) reflect the geometry of the coordination spheres. The zero-field splitting parameters vertical bar D vertical bar and vertical bar E vertical bar are consistent with distorted axial symmetry (low temperatures) and nearly rhombic symmetry (high temperatures) of octahedral Mn(2+) coordination. The high resolution of the nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance and phonon spectra are consistent with the highly ordered crystallographic structure. Combined multi-technique data evidence the subtle discontinuous changes in the temperature dependences of vertical bar D vertical bar and vertical bar E vertical bar, isotropic chemical shifts delta(iso) and signature parameters of Raman bands and suggest a discontinuous structural distortion of the fluoride octahedra. The temperature at which this change occurs depends on the ionic radius of the central ion of the octahedral site and is estimated to be similar to 300 K for Zn(2+) fluorides and similar to 240 K for Mg(2+) fluorides. This geometrical distortion modifies the lattice dynamics and originates from the rotation of the fluoride octahedra around a new direction approximately perpendicular to that related to the paraelectric-ferroelectric phase transition.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
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Departments: VC's Office
ID Code: 52806
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 24 Feb 2012 16:42
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 16:30
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52806

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